Troy Granville Earnest
Palmer Marler Funeral Home
Troy Granville Earnest, a longtime Cushing resident, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 83.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in Cushing. Brother Danny Godwin and Brother Marshall Rodgers will officiate. Interment will follow at Parkland Cemetery, Parkland, Oklahoma.
Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, Ok.
Troy was born on July 14, 1933 in Oklahoma City to the late Jasper and Lona (Evans) Earnest. He grew up in the Agra/Parkland area, graduating from Agra High School in 1952. He was baptized into the Church of the Firstborn in 1948 by Brother Bill Evans. Troy entered the U.S. Army in 1952 serving in the Korean War. He married the love of his life Norma (Phebus) on January 3, 1953 in Agra, Ok. They lived in Virginia, Alaska, and California before settling in Cushing Oklahoma for the past 43 years. He attended O.S.U. Okmulgee School, receiving an Associates Degree in Drafting. Troy worked for the City of Cushing, then as a Brick/ Rock Mason, and later years as a custodian at Deep Rock Elementary School and O.S.U. He enjoyed driving back roads, cooking and singing. Troy loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Troy is survived by his wife Norma of the home, daughter Machele Willis of Wichita, Ks. and her former husband Ray Willis of Oklahoma City, OK., daughter-in-law Bobbie Rodgers and husband Marshall of Cushing, Fletta Kay Mason who was like a sister and husband David of Cushing, sister-in-law Carol Earnest of Cushing, brother-in-law Jack Jones of Oklahoma City, OK. Grandchildren; Wesley Earnest and wife Jill, Miranda Egas and husband Cesar, Brittany Earnest, Crystal Light and husband Ben, great grandchildren Dollie, Abrielle and Grant Roscoe Earnest, Savanah, Christian and Abygail Light and numerous other family and friends.
Troy was preceded in death by his parents, sons Timothy Earnest and Rocke Earnest, grandson Chad Willis, brothers Buford Earnest and Elvis Earnest, sisters Theola Rodgers, Grace Earnest, Eunice Greenfield, Elsie Stevens and Theresa Jones.
Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com.