Troy Lee Graggs, Jr. 67, of Manfield, Texas, went to his eternal home on Sunday, May 9, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Zelda Graggs; brothers, Marcus A. Walton, Grover C. Jones, Maurice Sanders, Michael K. Wade, Aaron D. Graggs, and Troy A. Graggs; sisters, Lesia Robinson-Broady and Carolyn Sanders-Johnson; son, Brian T. Graggs; grandkids, Brianna B. Graggs, Brian T. Graggs, Jr., Tatum Pippins, and Bailey Y.L. Graggs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was a proud father and grandfather. He was very proud to be a big brother to his siblings. Troy L. Graggs, Jr. was a Retired U.S. Army Major. He served 30 years in the United States Active Army, Army Reserves, and Arkansas National Guard. Mr. Graggs was also the Chief of Business Operations of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He was a graduate of North Little Rock High School, and he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Philander Smith College.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10 a.m., at Greater Second Baptist Church 5615 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, 72209. Interment will follow at 12 noon, at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, Ark.
There will be a family hour at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark., on Monday, May 17, 2021, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Masks are required and social spacing is observed.