Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef celebrating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Troy was born on Feb. 3, 1966 in Canyon, Texas. Troy graduated from Canyon High School in 1984. On May 31st, 1986, Troy married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Brorman of Vega. The two moved to Claude, where they farmed and ranched. He had a deep passion for his crops and with each new season, he strived to make a better crop with each new year. His occupation of farming became his love and hobby. He served on many agricultural boards including, U.S. Grains Council, Texas Sorghum Producers, Robinson Grain Board of Directors and Milo Insulation. He was also active in his local community where he served as the president of the Claude ISD board of trustees for many years as well as serving on the Claude Clinic Medical Board. Troy loved the Lord and was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. But most of all, Tory was a devoted husband, father, son, poppy and friend to so many.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Skarke; and daughter Sidney Skarke.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Kendra and T. Jay Sherrill of Claude, and Tori and Carson Williams of Goldthwaite; one son, Seth Skarke of Canyon; three grandchildren, Harrison, Barrett and Finnley; his mother, Shirley and Don Richardson of Amarillo; three sisters, Jackie and Charles Curl of Amarillo, Roxanne and Roger Schenk of Umbarger and Nicole and Danny Hicks of Umbarger; two brothers, Shane Skarke of Bridgeport and Chris and Lana Skarke of Umbarger; parents-in-law, Tony and Dorothy Brorman of Vega; in-laws, Steve and Regina Brorman of Dalhart, Diane and Bernie Wieck of Amarillo, Deborah and Eric Walterscheid of Amarillo, Jeff and Christy Brorman of Big Springs, David and Vicki Brorman of Vega, Roger and Mandi Brorman of Vega, Sandra and David Britten of Amarillo, and Keith and Toni Brorman of Vega; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church, 5005 Klinke Road, Amarillo TX 79108.