Troy Richard Smith
Troy Richard Smith was born September 4, 1956 to John & Bunkey Smith in Uravan, Colorado. He passed away February 10, 2021 in Dove Creek. He will be greatly missed.
Troy grew up in Durango and Dove Creek. He learned the mechanic trade from his father. He moved to Alaska in 1982 where he worked on heavy equipment. He made lots of friends and saw beautiful country flying into remote areas to work on equipment for people.
In 2014 he moved back to Dove Creek to be with family. He worked as a mechanic until he retired in 2020.
He is survived by his children, Garyn Johnson of Henderson, NV & Wayne Smith of Powell, Wyoming; his grandchildren, Aria, Mia, and Bella; his brothers, Virgil (Barb) Smith of Dove Creek, Dennis Smith of Chugiak, AK; his sisters, Peggy (George) Cundiff of Grayland, WA, Jonna (Bill) Smith, and Bonnie (Rod) Thompson of Dove Creek; and, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and sisters Vivian Hebert and Racine Murphey.
No services are planned as was his request. A family memorial will be held at a later date.
Troy loved animals and donations can be made to any animal shelter in his name.