Troy L. Watford, Jr., 68, of Florence, SC, died on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late Annie Mae Sports Watford and Troy L. Watford, Sr.
He is predeceased by, in addition to his parents, two brothers, Gene Watford and William Cox, and a sister, Frances Kimrey.
Troy was a proud veteran of the US Army. He had owned and operated Eastern Carolina Truck Service in Florence for 26 years, until his retirement. Troy loved his community and their children. He coached baseball for 24 years and was lovingly known as "Coach Troy". He was an avid NASCAR fan with a special love for the Darlington Raceway. Troy loved fishing and spending time at Santee.
Troy is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Graham Watford; sons, Kevin Watford of Atlanta, GA, J.T. (Colleen) Watford and Brandon Watford, both of Florence; daughter, Shannon Watford (Harry) Elmore of Bishopville; granddaughter, BrynWatford of Florence; brothers, Ira (Suzanne) Watford of Summerville, Richard Watford and Don (Margaret) Watford, both of Florence; and special brothers in law, Wayne Graham and Ronnie (Barbara) Graham, both of Florence; a number of nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Bud.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday at Cain Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 18, 2014, in the chapel of the funeral home, with burial following at Florence National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Florence Area Humane Society.
Florence Area Humane Society P.O. Box 4808 Florence, SC 29502