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Troy Duane Harlan

Troy Duane Harlan, 55, formerly of Palmyra, passed away at 12:24 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at his home in Springfield, Mo.

Troy was born Jan. 19, 1966, in Elgin Air Force Base, Fla., to Larry Dwayne and Sharon Marie Tournear Harlan. He was married to Brenda Dodd on Aug. 1, 1987, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal, Mo.

Troy Duane Harlan

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Brenda Lee Harlan; and daughter, Katelyn Brianne Harlan, Springfield, Mo.; parents, Larry and Sharon Harlan, Palmyra;  brother, Trent Harlan (Lynn), Rensselaer; Mo.; nephews, Dalis T. Harlan (Erika), Little Rock, Ark; and Kabott W. Harlan, Rensselaer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and multiple aunts, and uncles, as well as several cousins.

Troy grew up in Palmyra and graduated from First Assembly Christian School in Hannibal. 

Professionally Troy worked as a branch manager and in sales for a Springfield Office Supply store.

A country boy at heart, Troy loved hunting and fishing. Hanging out by the campfire and bowling were some of his favorite things to do with friends and family. 

He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers football fan and a huge Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan as well. Troy was a talented musician, gifted with absolute pitch. He taught himself to play piano and banjo by ear. 

Troy was that humble, happy and fun-loving guy who loved spending time with his family. This courageous and compassionate man will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

Troy was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Palmyra.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Marty Smyser will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be Dalis Harlan, Kabott Harlan, Trent Harlan, Wayne Harlan, Alvin Garkie, and Brian Drebenstedt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Harlan, Steven Tournear and Ryan Florea.

Friends and family are invited to Troy’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Fresenius Kidney Care in Southwest Missouri.

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