Troy Allen Case was born the son of Archie Case and Eula (Martin) Case on September 15, 1928 in Culp, Arkansas, and departed this life May 18, 2013 in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 84 years.
He was united in marriage on September 9, 1950 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Zola Mae Collins, who preceded him in death on October 16, 1991.
He is survived by four children, Sharon Martin and husband, James of Thayer, Missouri, Glinn Case and wife, Rosie of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Melissa Smith and husband, Therman of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Sherrie Case of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harlin Case and wife, Leta of Hardy, Arkansas, Theo Case and wife, Grace of Independence, Missouri; one sister, Anna Faye Bowers and husband, Fred of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zola Mae Case; one son, Aubrey Allen Case; three brothers, Orlando “Sonny” Case, Roy Ray Case, and Arlis Case; and one sister, Audrey Porter.
Troy was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a heavy equipment operator and was employed for thirty years by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and a day of hard work.
He was a Christian and, in his earlier years, attended Union Hill Church of Christ. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, a wonderful brother, a great uncle, and a loyal friend. Troy will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Reverend Gerald Bounds officiating. Burial was in the Hurst Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.