Troy G. Frampton passed away tragically and unexpectedly at the age of 60 on March 23, 2021 in West Valley City, Utah. Troy was born on September 12, 1960 to William Gerry and Judy Mitchell Frampton in Granger, Utah.
Troy spent 35 years with our loving mother, Gayle, until they recently decided to part ways in 2019. During their marriage they were blessed with two sons, Codey and Jeromy, who Troy adored. His life revolved around them and they could see the love in their dad’s eyes every time he looked at them and knew he was proud. Dad had a lot of love to share. Our friends all called him “Pa” and our best friend Zach was known as his third son. His love grew even more when his grandson, Hunter was born. They had a special bond and Hunter will always remember how wonderful his Pops was.
Troy’s passion for the outdoors was shared with his boys. He taught them to respect firearms, spread his skills in hunting, fishing, and fixing anything. He was proud to be able to purchase 40 acres up in Duchesne where he spent a lot of time upgrading the trailer to make it more like a home. We remember when he was excited to place solar lights down the pathway to the outhouse and when he installed a water heater in the trailer. This came quickly after our mom threatened that he would be in charge of washing all the dishes if he didn’t find a way to heat water up other than the stove. Another passion of his was NASCAR. Several years we would look forward going to Las Vegas for the truck races and NASCAR. He would count down the months until when the races would begin. We always knew when Daytona was scheduled, the feast was on. Smoked ribs, steaks, brisket, or a roast would be placed on his smoker along with all the fixings.
He was a transmission mechanic by trade, but could fix anything that had wheels and a motor. His love to tinker and fix anything came in handy many times when our friends needed help repairing their cars. Our dad was always the go to guy, and he found a way to get their cars running without fail while teaching them the knowledge he had as a mechanic.
With a witty sense of humor, he always was able to make us laugh. We never knew how much our dad had touched our lives until we had to put words down on paper. We will miss him, but we know he will always be with us in our heart and soul. We love you dad!
Survived by his sons, Codey and Jeromy and his grandson Hunter. Preceded in passing by his brother Corey and his best friend Robert Beebe.
A celebration of Troy’s life will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 11 to 1 PM at the Chateau Greenhouse at The Rose Shop, 1910 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy. Casual or camouflage dress is requested as that is what Troy always wore himself. Due to COVID requirements, masks must be worn and social distancing will be needed when possible.