Troy Lee Thulin of Miami, Okla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home after an illness. He was 61.

Mr. Thulin was born Dec. 2, 1945, in Miami, Okla., to Erick Troy and Eunice Jean (Barnes) Thulin. He graduated from Miami High School in 1964. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Miami and had worked at U.S. Metal and B.F. Goodrich until it closed. He worked for MNX Trucking and Swift Transporting for over 16 years.

Troy was very active in sports in the area. He was responsible for building the men's fast pitch fields, and later the men's teams added two more fields for the women's league. He also coached a girls' fast pitch team and a girls' basketball team. Troy looked forward to turning 40 for he would be old enough to play in the 1986 National Masters men's fast pitch in Lincoln, Neb. He played for the Miami Merchants which took first place.

He married Cheryl Lynn Wright. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Teresa Kissee of Miami, Okla., Shelly Gibbs and husband Allen of Springdale, Ark., and Michale Lasiter and husband Jean of Fairland, Okla.; one brother, Rick T. Thulin of Yukon, Okla.; one sister, Sondra Fairres of Miami, Okla., and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wedneday, November 14, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. The Rev. Bill Richey and the Rev. Fred VonMoss will officiate. Interment will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest memorials be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla.

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