Obituary: Troy ‘Mutt’ Trussel

Troy “Mutt” Trussel passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.  He was born on October 13, 1925 in Van Zandt County  to John Rance and  Nancy Raney Trussell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons; Freddy “Shorty” Trussell and John Bert Trussell, grandson, Wesley Trussell, sisters; Jerry Hardy, Bessie Cleveland, Evelyn York and Ivey Berry, brothers; Jack Trussell and John L. Trussell.
Troy served in the U.S. Army in World War II.  He served in the infantry under General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge.  Later was a Truck driver by trade.  He was a life long resident of Henderson County and a Baptist by faith. He will most be remembered as a loving husband, father and great-grandfather and great great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pauline Trussell, daughters; Brenda “Jimmy”  Mosely ,  Johnnie “Mary” Durham, foster son, Johnny Engledow, grandsons; Ricky Trussell, Damon Durham, Lance Mosely, John Brandon Trussell, Billy Trussell, Dustin Trussell, Wesley Trussell and Chad Trussell. Granddaughters; Denese Durham and Dianna Coates, 19 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to service.  Private burial to follow.  Arrangements entrusted to Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

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