Chris Troxtell, April 29, 1948 – January 10, 2018

A Celebration of Life for Christopher Lewis Troxtell, 69, of Howe, Texas will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Howe, Texas. Graveside services will follow at Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, Texas.

Chris was born April 29, 1948, in Howe, Texas to Clessie Arthur Troxtell and Annie Luerene Haws. He married the love of his life Margaret Ann McDonough on March 12, 1971. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Howe and served in the United States Army from 1968-1970. Chris worked at Magni-Fab Southwest as a Quality Assurance Inspector for 30 years and owned his own painting business for several years prior. While raising his children he served as Troop 45 Scoutmaster, coached multiple youth Sports, and helped with multiple 4H and FFA livestock projects. He served on Church committees and multiple organizations during his life.

Chris is survived by his wife Margaret of Howe, his son Thomas Troxtell and wife Andra of Howe, daughters Jennifer and her husband Scott Grogan of Howe and Alicia and her husband Richard Wooddell of Palestine. 6 Grandchildren: Carson and Katie Grogan, Reagan, Riley, and Gage Troxtell, and Kaden Wooddell. Brothers/Sisters: Lynn Dale Troxtell of Howe, Anne Allison of Plano, Patsy Allison of Howe, Fran Frantz of Sherman, Cles Troxtell of Howe, Larry Troxtell of Whitewright, Johnny Troxtell of Sherman, Garry Troxtell of Sherman, Wendell Troxtell of Sherman, Terry Gene Troxtell of Allen, and Ken Troxtell of Sherman. He was proceeded in death by his brother Welborn Ray Troxtell.

Serving as pallbearers will be his brothers: Lynn, Cles, Larry, Johnny, Garry, Wendell, Terry, and Ken.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to First United Methodist Church of Howe in Chris’ memory or a charity of donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495. 903-482-5225
The online register book may be signed at


Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
Scoggins Funeral Home
637 West Van Alstyne Parkway,
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 pm
First United Methodist Church
810 N. Denny Street,
Howe, TX 75459