Troy David Gorden, 52, of Owosso, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11am at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Water St. Owosso. The Gorden family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Owosso Chapel, 520 W. Main St. Owosso, on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
Troy was born on August 6, 1967 in Lansing, Michigan to Andrew and Marleen (Smith) Gorden. He graduated from Laingsburg High School in the class of 1985 and began a career of public service. Troy had a true servant’s heart. He was a volunteer fireman for Laingsburg Fire Department, he was an EMT and Dispatcher for Mercy Ambulance, he was a reserve Police Officer for Laingsburg, he worked for the Shiawassee County Emergency Management, he dispatched for Clinton County Central Dispatch and ended his career at Shiawassee County Central Dispatch. He received a Lifesaving award from Clinton County for helping a child through CPR with a positive outcome. Troy loved his boys, he never missed a sporting event or a sports booster fundraiser, he ran the Chesaning Craft Show for years, and was the score keeper for soccer. He was an animal lover; he had every animal from a horse to a wallaby. Troy and Butch could often be found together doing train things, whether it was riding them, fixing them, or volunteering at the Steam Railroading Institute.
Troy is survived by his wife Cindy, his parents, Andy and Marleen Gorden, his boys, Jake (Hannah) Gorden and Josh Gorden, his brother, Aaron (Dawn) Gorden, his nephew, Darin and niece, Drew, and his best friend, Butch (Kerri) Brancheau. His stepchildren; Amanda (Tim) Young and Seth (Loganne) Bunton, also, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandparents.
Memorial contributions in Troy’s name are suggested to Traci Settlemyre for ongoing medical expenses, or to the National Kidney Foundation.