Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Community life Center Church on Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Community life Center Church located on Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte.
Burial and Military Honors will be held at 12:30 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
Troy O. Smith, 57, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home in Punta Gorda, surrounded by his family on January 13, 2023.
Troy was born to James Roscoe Smith and Ann Lorraine Mallard in 1966 in Calvert County, Maryland. He attended Prince George’s County Public Schools. After graduation, Troy served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December 1989 – August 1994, and he went on to graduate from Howard University in Washington, DC in May 2000, with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy (Cum Laude). Troy was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Healthcare System for over 20 years. His last assignment was at the VA Clinic in Port Charlotte. Florida, as a home-based Occupational Therapist. Troy was never afraid to take on new responsibilities or challenging opportunities.
Troy was a man of impeccable integrity and worked diligently to ensure that veterans under his care, were given the best possible care. Troy valued the sacrifices they made to the United States, thus his obligation to patiently honor and serve them. Troy confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He attended Community Life Center Church, and St. Charles Borromeo Church in Port Charlotte, Florida with his family. Prior to relocating to Florida, Troy attended Greater Mt Calvary Holy Church, in Washington, DC. He was a hands-on father who played an active role in the lives of his children. Weekends were dedicated to family time, visiting parks and museums, bike riding, watching movies, fishing, dining out or simply taking a walk around the neighborhood. Troy was present at school activities and programs and worked with the children to ensure that their homework was complete. Troy always stressed the importance of growing spiritually and cultivating a relationship with the Lord. His favorite scripture was Mathew 28:18- 20.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Ellen Smith for almost 19 years, sons Jude, Luke, and Noah; father, James Roscoe (Agnes) Smith, mother, Ann Lorraine (Clifton) Mallard, three
brothers; Eric Jeter, Clifton Kibler, Wayne Smith, three sisters
Phaytress (John) Kelley, Carla Smith and Nicole Rawlison; and a host
of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Visitation, Funeral Services and Burial with Military Honors by the U.S. Marine Corp. will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, with Funeral Services beginning at 10:00 AM, at the Community life Center Church located at 19048 Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte. Burial and Military Honors will be follow at 12:30 PM Tuesday, at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-tost- jude.html .
With sincere gratitude, we wish to express our appreciation for your
loving support, prayers, words of comfort, phone calls/texts, and
others acts of kindness. May God forever bless each one of you! Special
thanks to Veronica, Benjamin, and Brenda from Tidewell Hospice for the care you provided.
Friends may visit www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.