Troy was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Boring, Gresham, Damascus area. At the age of 17, before graduating from Sam Barlow High School in 1986, Troy enlisted in the US Navy with his parents' permission. He chose the Navy because he loved being around water and he chose the profession of Nuclear Electrician (Nuke) because electricity and the production of it had always fascinated him. It is said that "if you are looking for a challenge, becoming a nuke is excellent" and that's what Troy was looking for. He attended "A" School & Nuclear Field Power School in Orlando, FL, and Nuclear Prototype in Idaho Falls.
Upon a celebratory graduation from Navy Nuke School, where the dropout rate is 48%, Troy was sent to Pearl Harbor to be stationed on the USS Queenfish in early 1989. He had the privilege of sailing its last WESTPAC, received many honors and awards for his outstanding service, and gained many lifelong friends. Troy also served on the USS Queenfish decommissioning crew and it was then that Troy and Deborah became inseparable and married shortly afterwards. Troy finished up his commitment to the US Navy on the USS Birmingham at Pearl Harbor before being Honorably Discharged after 6 years of service in 1992.
Troy spent 26 years working in Honolulu. He was a Project Manager for Pacific Defense Systems, Hawaii Instrumentation & Controls, and Park's Electric. Troy began working his own electrical contracting business full-time in 2006, CAD ELECTRICAL, with his C15 license. He was always busy serving his customers which included various commercial businesses, the State of Hawaii, and was a vital part of servicing the Federal Government on all military bases of Oahu. Troy was a talented master of his trade and could fix anything and make everything betted. Customers loved his unrelenting pursuit of perfection in everything he did.
When Troy took time off he would take his sons and friends fishing on his boat and hunting on Lanai, the Big Island, and Eastern Oregon. Troy took his wife and children on many road trips to National Parks in the US and Canada but especially enjoyed the trips with just his wife to old towns and foreign lands to research family roots in historical societies, libraries, museums and cemeteries. Troy would drop everything to go skiing at Jackson Hole, Mt. Hood, Whistler, Banff, and Brian Head where his sons would be challenged to keep up with him. "Troy skis as if he's competing in the Olympics," said his wife, Deborah, on their last ski trip in January 2021.
Troy was a man of great faith and lived by what he preached; to be Godly, loving and faithful. He was the best electrician, son, friend, boss, father and husband anyone could ever ask for.
Troy is survived by Deborah, his beautiful wife of 29 years; his six sons, Sullivan, Harrison, Keeghan, Ethan, and twins Ashton & Peyton; four grandchildren, Natalie, Allison, Arthur, and Bryce whom he deeply loved. His parents; Mendoy "Butch" & Lendean Wright of Damascus, Oregon. Two brothers: Todd Wright (Heather) and Caleb Wright (Kendra). Six sisters; Tammy Wright, Corinna Vanetsky (Gary), Sarah Caswell (James), Trisha Moore (Mike), Monique Teune (Danny), Jaida Mutch (Mike), and many nephews and nieces.
Drive by viewing will be held at Oahu Cemetery Chapel from 12:00-2:00pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Troy will be laid to rest with honors at The National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater on September 2 at 1 pm. Please keep the Troy A. Wright family in your thoughts and prayers!
Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery