Troy Franklin Waters, age 55, of Live Oak, Florida, passed away on April 22, 2019, at Shands of Live Oak. Troy was born May 31, 1963, in Plant City, Florida, to Wilbur Jackson and Vivian Welch Waters. He spent most of his life in Polk County, Florida until moving to Live Oak in 2012. Troy was a member of the University of Florida Gator football team from 1981-1982. He then served an honorable mission to Fresno, CA for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on to meet his beloved wife, Janet Gerhauser Waters at Rick’s College and married in the Salt Lake City Temple January 8, 1986. Troy’s love of football led him to coaching high school football and whichever sport his children played for many years. He was also an avid outdoors man. Troy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be truly missed. He is preceded in death by his father and brother, Lex Waters.
Troy leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife of 33 years, Janet Waters of Live Oak, Florida; daughter, Shanna Marie (Douglas) Broadstreet of Davenport, Florida; sons, Troy Bronson (Brittany) Waters of Rexburg, Idaho and Austin Tyler (Jessica Barber) Waters of Lakeland, Florida; grandchildren, Brinley Waters, Reagan Waters, Cooper Waters, Jackson Broadstreet, Annaleigh Broadstreet, Denver Waters, Adaline Waters, Lennon Waters and Alyse Broadstreet; sisters Ramona Gail (Don) Douberley of Lake Hamilton, Florida and Sheila Faye (Ronald) Towns of Winter Haven, Florida; brothers, Wilbur Glen (Lori) Waters of Winter Haven, Florida, Wendell Allen Waters of Rome, Georgia, David Jackson (Brandi) Waters of Lake Butler, Florida; mother Vivian Welch Waters; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A service to honor the Troy’s life will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lake Butler, Florida. The family will receive friends for the viewing beginning at 10am (one hour prior to service). Internment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Providence, FL. Services will be officiated by President Robert Law. A luncheon will follow for family and friends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lake Butler. A memorial service will also be held April 30, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Haines City, Florida at 5pm. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler, FL. 386-496-2008.