Kenneth Troy Sullivan, son of Kenneth and Judy (Bradshaw) Sullivan, was born October 22, 1972, in Springfield, Missouri, and passed away December 12, 2020, in Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 48 years, one month, and 21 days of age.
He grew up in Norwood, Missouri, and attended Norwood Schools. He graduated from Norwood High School in 1991.
Troy married Donna Durham on May 18, 1991, and four children were born to this union, Travis, Andrew, Amber, and Owen.
At the time of his passing, Troy was working for Wright County Road and Bridge Department in Hartville, Missouri, as a heavy equipment operator.
Troy loved his family, but first and foremost, he loved his God. He had attended Liberty Faith Church in Norwood for thirty years. He was a family man. He loved his parents dearly, was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a doting grandfather.
He loved farming, fishing, and horseback riding. He enjoyed putting out a big garden every year and would share his harvest with family and friends.
Troy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Martha Bradshaw, and his paternal grandmother, Gynetha Sullivan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Donna Sullivan, of the home in Norwood; three sons, Travis Sullivan and wife Kayla of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Andrew Sullivan and wife Addylyne of Mansfield, Missouri, and Owen Sullivan and wife Rylea of Norwood; one daughter, Amber Davis and husband Joseph of Norwood; eight grandchildren, Ayla Sullivan, Avalynn Sullivan, BradLee Davis, Asher Sullivan, Ayden Sullivan, CiceLee Davis, Shiloh Sullivan, and Lydia Sullivan; his parents, Kenneth and Judy Sullivan; two brothers, Ronnie Sullivan and wife Samantha, and Daniel Sullivan, and one sister, Tracy Chadwell and husband Doug, all of Norwood; his paternal grandfather, Orville Sullivan of Cabool, Missouri; his mother-in-law, Elaine Clouse and husband David of Macomb, Missouri; his father-in-law, Tom Durham and wife Vicky of Ava, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Lori James and husband Kenny of Mansfield and Lesia Scott and husband Dane of Mountain Grove, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who will miss him very much.
Visitation was held Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services followed the visitation at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Reg Kelly and Doug Chadwell officiating. Song selections were “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing/If You Could Hie To Kolob,” “It Is Well With My Soul” and “Daddy’s Hands.” Burial followed the service at Mount Zion Cemetery in Norwood. Pallbearers were Travis Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Owen Sullivan, Joseph Davis, Ronnie Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Dee Gustin and Kenny James. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Chadwell and Dane Scott. Services were under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. The family has selected Camp Joy in care of the funeral home for memorial contributions.