Gerald Vernon Troyer, 95. Gerald peacefully passed away Friday, July 24th at Carteret Landing in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Gerald was born on June 20th, 1925 in Barnsdale, Oklahoma.He joined the Marine Corps at the age of 16 and was stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina during World War II. Gerald proudly served his country in the Marine Corps for two years. After his service, Gerald began his fifty-two-year career with Carteret Craven Electric, presently known as Carteret Craven EMC. His curiosity for learning, love for people, and drive to achieve excellence inspired his very long-lasting, enjoyable career. Whether it was climbing a power pole, restoring power in the midst of a hurricane, stopping by to repair an outage, or teaching his colleagues, “Jerry” or “Troyer” was the friendly face and first call of his community for many years.
Early in his career, Gerald met his loving wife, Fallie Troyer, and they had four children. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, North Carolina, where he humbly gave his time for many years serving on the Vestry. Outside of work and church, Gerald spent most of his time on the Beaufort causeway with his family. He was proud of his family, and you could often find him present at sporting games, recitals, and other monumental events. Gerald enjoyed the sun, saltwater, hunting, fishing, reading a good book, coffee with friends, daily walks, and the company of his many four-legged laborador retriever companions. His smile and laugh could brighten any room, and he was a loving friend to all.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, G.V. Troyer and Ruby McWright Troyer, siblings, and wife Fallie Evelyn Pope Troyer.
He is survived by his family: son, Gerald Vernon Troyer III and wife Gayle of Morehead City, NC; son, Stewart Troyer and wife Ingrid of Germany; daughter, Jenny Turnage and husband Johnny of New Bern, NC; daughter, Sara Gery Mansfield of Morehead City, NC; and grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Steven Troyer, David Turnage, and wife Kim, Daniel Turnage, Mark Mansfield and wife Joni, Ashley Edwards and husband Eric and many great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.
The Graveside Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 10:00 AM. The family will gather afterward outside at the graveside immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church in memory of Gerald Troyer.
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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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