Recil Troxel

Recil Calvin Troxel

Saturday April 17, 1926 - Thursday February 20, 2020
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Marlow: Recil Calvin Troxel, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Marlow, at the age of 93.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Glory Bound Church, with Rev. David Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Stephens County Honor Guard. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Recil was born Saturday, April 17, 1926 in Ninnekah, to Cecil Oliver and Sarah Callie (Doyle) Troxel. He had lived in the Marlow area all of his life in the home that he built for the last 56 years. Recil married the love of his life, Ida Lee Blundell in Duncan on December 24, 1949; they were married for 55 wonderful years before Ida's passing on January 19, 2005. Recil retired from the State of Oklahoma Highway Department after many years of operating heavy equipment. He was a well known WWII Veteran after receiving numerous birthday cards for his 93rd birthday last year, becoming famous all over the world. Recil enjoyed going for drives and could be seen enjoying the day driving around the lakes. He liked going to flea markets to look for treasures and enjoyed wood working as well as watching TV. Recil was a "sweets" man and loved his Dr.Pepper. Recil's favorite time was just spending time with his family. He was a member of the Glory Bound Church in Marlow.

Survivors include, a son, Donald Ray Troxel and wife Shirl of Ratliff City, 2 daughters, Sharon Kay Cartwright and husband Randy of Kearney, MO, Elizabeth Ann Anderson of Marlow, 7 grandchildren, Tracy Nichols, Randy Cartwright, Nikki Anderson, Jenny Rivera, Courtney Troxel, Brent Cartwright, Julie Myers, 14 great-grandchildren, Whitney, Meagan, Justin, Kaylee, Eric, Callie, Kasen, Gracie, Cashton, Aiden, Brenley, Ashelynn, Blake, Ryker, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Kevin and Mason. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many great friends that loved him.

Along with his wife, Recil was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, J.W. Troxel.

Pallbearers will be: Randy Cartwright, Brent Cartwright, Gary Nichols, Bobby Philpott, Stan Blundell, and Mike Blundell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday February 25, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am
    Glory Bound Church
    Address not given
    Marlow, OK
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    Rev. David Woods
  • Interment

    Marlow Cemetery
    905 North Ash
    Marlow, Oklahoma
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Katharine Dougan

Posted at 05:26pm
I never met Mr. Troxel but remember the request made on PBS to send him mail so he would get birthday cards last year. I thought that was so sweet and gladly sent him one. My father was in WWll as well so I thanked him for his service. I am sorry to hear of his passing and wanted to send condolences to his family. I'm sure your daddy was a great man and I know you will miss him.

Brenda Boyd

Posted at 03:00pm
RIP Sir. I am a Marlow girl and when a coworker of mine told me last year that there was a WWII veteran from Marlow who just wanted cards for his 93rd birthday, I was glad to do it. Though I didn't know him personally, it sounds like he was a great man. Sending condolences to his family.

Bill & Betty Jane Werme

Posted at 11:30am
Our sympathies on Recil Troxel's passing. Our gratitude for his service to his country. Our respect and loving prayers for his wonderful family.
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Mona Herrington

Posted at 12:43am
My memory With Recil’s Was this time last year when I seen on Facebook about him all he wanted was birthday cards for his 93rd birthday. So I bought some cards and took four of them to work where I work at Tysons foods had them sign by my team members and management they were so happy to do so and Thought that was a good job for me to be doing thatSo I got the cards filled up sent some stuff animals candy a blanket and a card with a self stamped addressed to him so I could get it back and and see how he is doing. So on February11th I came home and checked my mail and there was that card almost a year later from his granddaughter Nikki thanking me for the cards and the stuff that I sent and that he liked them all he was in the hospital sick . Oh I just found out I had the flu and still to this day I still have it 14 days later I meant to send another car to town Nikki thank you but I was second week and then on the Facebook I seen where he was going to get his angels wings and that on the 20th he had got them I want to be with the Lord. I am honored for the world war two Veteran and that he has served our country and I thank him for that I would’ve like to meet him in person someday but I will when I go be with the Lord I’ll give my condolences to the family and prayers thank you so much for returning my card and letting me know how he was doing I did get on the his Facebook it was very interesting .

Merry Paniagua

Posted at 12:09pm
May you Rest In Peace sir!
So glad we got to be a part of your life, although not in person but by brightening your day with a simple card. Thank you for all you have done, prayers for your eternal rest and for your family.

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