Troy Wayne Wallis, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at his home in Hoxie.

Troy was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Walnut Ridge, to Alfred and Chloie McElyea Wallis. Following his education in the Walnut Ridge School system, he worked at various jobs before beginning operation of the Gulf service station north of Walnut Ridge during the 1960s. But most of his working life was spent as a truck driver, at which he worked well past retirement age. Troy and Joan Milligan were married on Jan. 28, 1962.

He is preceded in death by one son, Troy Wayne Jr.; his parents; three sisters, Willene, Darlene and Lela; four brothers, Willard, Billy Mack, his twin Roy Dwayne and Floyd.

Survivors include his wife, Joan, of the home; one daughter, Pam (Andy) Trinidad of Bono; two grandsons, Anthony Cook and Michael Moody, both of Bono; one sister, Rhoda Smith of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Ivan Wallis of Walnut Ridge and Lloyd Wallis of Perryville; and numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation was Friday, March 19, from 10-11 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Lawrence Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m., with Ed Baker officiating.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Anthony Cook, Michael Moody, Andy Trinidad, Jerry Cook, Dustin Ashford and Dennis Coggins.

An online guestbook is available at www.coxfh walnutridge.com.

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