Troy Thomas Hufford

Troy Thomas Hufford, 51, of Richmond, formerly of Orrick, died Sunday morning,

April 8, 2018, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Troy was born Nov. 7, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., to Billy Frank Hufford Sr., and

Pearline Faye (Ellis) Hufford. Troy lived in Excelsior Springs and attended schools there before he moved to Orrick. He worked for various construction companies in the area as a carpenter and a bricklayer. He worked for a number of years for the City of Orrick in the Water Department and Street Department. He also was the maintenance man for the Orrick Senior Housing Authority for several years.
He was united in marriage to Alissa Woods, of Orrick, on Sept. 19, 1987. After leaving Orrick, Troy lived in Sedalia before moving to Richmond earlier this year.

Troy loved building model cars and woodworking. He was a man of many talents and was able to fix just about anything that needed fixed. He was an avid history buff, and especially liked reading about the Titanic shipwreck and World War II.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Augusta Ellis; and his paternal grandparents, Francis and Lucille Hufford.

Troy is survived by his wife, Alissa Hufford, of Henrietta; his parents, Billy Frank Hufford Sr., and Pearline Hufford, of Warsaw; his daughters, Maria Elise Hufford, Katelyn Danielle Hufford, Samantha Elizabeth Hufford, Rebecca Lynn Hufford, all of Richmond; his brothers, Billy Frank Hufford Jr. (Deanna), of Orrick, Donald Eugene Hufford (Ashly), of Warsaw, Howard Frank Hufford (Dalonna), of Elk City, Okla., Herschel Wayne Hufford (Janet), of Warsaw, and Richard Shawn Francis Hufford (Dee), of Lathrop; his sister, Lisa Showalter (Philip), of Breckenridge; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

It was Troy’s request that he be cremated. Visitation for the family will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick. Memorial funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Pierson officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick.

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