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Troy R. Thrasher, age 59, of Lancaster Ave., Greenville, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Sunday, October 31, 2021 in his residence.

He was born in Greenville on September 19, 1962 to Gary R. and Carol L. (Hinkson) Thrasher. Troy was a 1980 graduate of Greenville High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Will Rogers Submarine from 1980-1988. He was previously employed at Hoovler Volkswagen Repair and Werner Co. Troy enjoyed camping, working on his Volkswagen bus and attending car shows.

He is survived by two daughters, Samantha Thrasher of Greenville, Anne Thrasher of Virginia, two sons, Gary Machamer and his wife Jenni of Connecticut and Jonathan Thrasher of Virginia, his mother, Carol L. Thrasher-Selnekovic and her husband Robert of Hermitage, a sister, Traci Thrasher of Hermitage, a brother, Todd Thrasher and his wife Melanie of Greenville and four grandchildren, Tanner Cameron, Chyanne Machamer, Aria Fleming and Clayton Machamer. He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation was chosen and there are no services planned at this time. Inurnment will be in Delaware Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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11 Comments

  1. Joel DiAngi Joel DiAngi
    November 2, 2021    

    I just met Troy the other day at the post office for the first time. We got talking and he showed me his VW bus and told me how he went out west to get it. He said it was on its 4th engine! He was a nice and happy guy and left a big impression after just spending 4 or five minutes with him. I was shocked to find his obit here when looking for another one on this page. My prayers and condolences to the family and I hope he was ushered into glory in a big VW bus!

  2. Matt and Dolly Heim Matt and Dolly Heim
    November 2, 2021    

    We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Matt and I saw him at a car show at the firemans club a while ago with his VW bus. We also saw him at a convention in Pittsburgh. Matt and him talked awhile. He was a thoughtful, caring person. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Bernadette (Hannasch) White Bernadette (Hannasch) White
    November 2, 2021    

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Dixie Rhoades Dixie Rhoades
    November 3, 2021    

    Dear Carol & Family,
    Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences at the loss of Troy! May God give yuou peace and comfort!

  5. Ron Boyd Ron Boyd
    November 3, 2021    

    Carol…. This is Ron Boyd. I’m so sorry to hear about Troy. I was so shocked. He was at our garage quite a bit and was always enjoyable seeing him. I can remember him as a little kid. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Pat McGee Pat McGee
    November 3, 2021    

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father Sam I never met him but Paul spoke very highly of him God Rest his soul

  7. Betti Lang. Betti Lang.
    November 3, 2021    

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad had such an amazing love of life and for his VW collection. I always enjoyed seeing him at the shows.

  8. Mark faber Mark faber
    November 6, 2021    

    Sammie so sorry for the loss of your father my thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Phil Dittrich Jr Phil Dittrich Jr
    November 7, 2021    

    Samantha,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Time doesn’t heal, but time does make the pain easier to deal with again my heart goes out to you and your whole family Sam!

  10. Ruth gill Ruth gill
    November 7, 2021    

    Carol I am so sorry for your loss I know how close you were god speed young man god just got another angel

  11. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    November 10, 2021    

    Carol Tracy Todd and family I’m still in a state of shock I had just talked with Troy a couple of days before he passed. Just goes to show you God had a need for a special guy in Heaven… As I called him my Hippie cousin. I’m sure he is with the rest of the family and friends that have gone on before him.. In that place where there is no Sunset and no Dawning but Everlasting Peace. But until that day comes for each of us know that I have asked the Lord to bring each of us a inter Peace Comfort and Joy for having given Troy to us.. Hugs Love and Prayers Greg

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