Troy Morral Sr., 78, a resident of the Clover Run Community, Parsons, departed this life Monday evening, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He had been in declining health.
He was born Friday, Aug. 30, 1935, at Baker Sods in Randolph County, a son of the late Arthur and Dora Vance Morral.
On Dec. 8, 1956, at Elkins, he was married to the former Mary Alice Bell, who survives. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Troy Morral Jr. and Sara of Kerens and Mark Bradley Morral and Lesa of Montrose; one daughter, Debra Kay Lambert and husband, David, of Lima, Ohio; four brothers, Richard Morral and wife, Deloris, of Gilman, Tom Morral of Montrose, Bob Morral and wife, Ruth, of Kerens and Jim Morral and wife, Jeane, of Laurel Mountain; three sisters, Rosalie Petrice of Punkintown, Hazel Stevenson of Kingsville Road and Gerlean Schoonover and husband, Tom, of Gilman; nine grandchildren, Amy, Susan, Victoria, Anthony, Chelsea, Samantha, Tori, Aaron and Amanda; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Bert Morral and Ernest Morral; and three sisters, Gathel Davis, Juanita Morral and Ruth Morral.
He attended the schools of Blackfork, Clover and Montrose. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former employee of the Sayres Tire Shop and Seneca Tire of Elkins, where he worked for several years. He, along with his wife, was owner and operator of T&M Furniture Restoring of Kerens, retiring in 2000. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed camping and was a collector of antiques.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor Saturday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Precht will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War and the Tucker County Veterans Association will conduct full military honors.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Troy Morral Sr.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.