Troy Irven Brand

October 17, 1967 – October 10, 2022

NORMAL – Troy Irven Brand, 54, of Normal, died Monday, October 10, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 17, 1967 in Urbana, the son of Robert Irven and Peggy Louise (Matsler) Brand.

Troy is survived by his mother, Peggy Brand of Urbana; brother, Darrell Lee Brand (Darcie) of Liberty Township, OH; nieces: Katie, Kassidy and nephew, Kooper Brand; and several cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Robert Brand.

Troy is a 1985 graduate of Urbana High School and was part of the Urbana High School Choir with Principal Willie Summerville. He was a member of the Demolay Masonic Lodge. He attended Parkland College and graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College and worked as a diesel mechanics service writer. He grew up in Illinois and over the years lived in Kansas City, MO, Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX, and moved back to Illinois. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Champaign, Eastview Christian Church, Normal and a member of the Sons of American Legion. He has a passion for all things automotive, especially Edsels, Mustangs and Thunderbirds. He also had a passion for cooking and the cardinals of Saint-Louis.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo. Pastor Mark Smith will officiate.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Troy’s name may be made to Bible Baptist Church, Champaign, IL.

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