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Troy Bjork

September 2, 1966 - June 27, 2016

Troy Bjork of The Colony, Texas passed away June 27, 2016 at the age of 49.  He was born September 2, 1966 in Amarillo, Texas to Norma Jean Bjork. Troy was a Christian, a man of faith and loved studying the Bible; he shared his love of The Lord with others as often as he could. Troy reunited with his first love, Cherie Ritchie and they married on August 18, 2010. He adored being with his wife, children and family more than anything else in this world. He was a wonderful husband, companion and friend. Troy enjoyed playing his many guitars and was active in his former churches as a guitarist in worship and praise groups.No words can express the loss his family and friends feel with his passing, he is dearly missed. 

Troy is survived by his wife, Cherie Bjork of The Colony, Texas; five children, Kara Bjork of Vancouver, Washington, Brandon Kobelt of The Colony, Texas, Peyton Kobelt of The Colony, Texas, Bethany Bjork of Vancouver, Washington and Jacob Bjork of Vancouver, Washington; mother, Norma Bjork of Amarillo, Texas; grandmother, Charlotte Bjork of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Michele Snow and her husband, Lynn of Provo, Utah; four uncles and aunts, Ronald and Lisa Bjork, Jeral and Tammy Bjork, Donald and Jane Bjork all of Amarillo, Texas, Dale and Anna Bjork of Orem, Utah; five nieces.

Troy is preceded in death by his grandfather, Howard Bjork and uncle, Roger Bjork. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, 75033, on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Dr. Danny Buster officiating. 

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Honestly, do not know what to say here. I knew Troy for a small measurable amount of time; yet felt like I knew him for years. His knowledge at work was fathomless; what made it fun was not only learning from him; but showing him something new. His biblical mind was like no other. Such a passion and zest for learning and sharing God's Word, and with the ability to apply it to everyday life. His love for music became the mortar of our friendship. We were two old metalheads. He lived in both worlds as fan and musician. I will miss him. I will miss seeing him in the morning, conversations, making him laugh. My sadness is slowly becoming Healed, I am choosing to remember Troy with a joyful heart. Rest in Peace. Richard Thompson, July 1, 2016 We were so sorry to hear about Troy's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Brack & Dora Voyles, July 1, 2016 We never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make . Their love leaves an imprint in our memories... we find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.... L Buscaglia Cherie, you and your boys are in my prayers and thoughts. I am just down the road. Let me know if you or the kids need help with anything.
Marina lyra m , July 1, 2016 Norma and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and the whole family, my heart breaks for you. Kris white, July 1, 2016 My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I can't imagine the pain yall are going through. Brandy Way-Wyatt , July 1, 2016 Norma, I Love YOU! Lots of prayers are going up for you and your family. I hope I can see you soon. Vickie Shepherd, July 1, 2016 Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Fisher Family (Perry, Brandi, Ian & Gavin), June 30, 2016 Love you big sis Adam Ritchie, June 30, 2016 My heart breaks, my soul cries ... all I can say is you are loved!! Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Eskimo Proverb Donna Upton, June 30, 2016 I'm so sorry for your loss. Knowing he is with the Lord is comforting but pray Holy Spirit peace for the family. Terry Rich, June 30, 2016 I offer my sincere condolences for your loss. No one can prepare us for the loss of a loved one. Our hearts break with yours, as heaven gained another angel. May the Lord bless you with peace and comfort during this time, and know that you are loved. Sincerely, Taylor Reyes Taylor Bjork Reyes-Melendez, June 30, 2016 May Every Sunrise Hold More Promise, Every Moonrise Hold More Peace. Dierckman Family (Cavan, Robin, and Michael), June 30, 2016 I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Troy. The song keeps going over in my head. "When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be, when we all see Jesus we will shout & sing the victory." I look forward to the day I get to meet Troy. You are all in my prayers & thoughts. Love, cousin Mary Mary Taylor, June 30, 2016 I wanted to leave a scripture of encouragement here. This one gives me great comfort at times of loss and I hope it will do the same for anyone who reads it. It promises we will be reunited with our loved ones in the kingdom of God. May God comfort you in this time of need. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cherie and Troy, I love you both! 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” Lindsay Rosson, June 30, 2016 Cherie, My heart is so broken for you. I cannot even imagine your pain. I'm so incredibly sorry for the loss of your best friend and soul mate. I hope you find peace in the little daily reminders until you see him again. So much love, Kim Kim Haile, June 30, 2016 A good man. I will miss you.
Dennis Reed, June 30, 2016 We are very sorry for your loss. Charlie and I and the rest of your wrestling family are here for you and your family. Chastity & Charlie Hamer, June 30, 2016 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! Jessica Parris, June 30, 2016 Norma Jean, Aunt Charlotte and family. So sad to read that Troy has passed away. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love and *HUGS* Cousin Janice Janice Zitzka, June 29, 2016 No words... Just tears... Susan Meis, June 29, 2016 You left too soon... you are loved more than words can say. We lived far away from each other, but you never left my mind, and you never will. I love you, Dad. Kara Bjork, June 29, 2016 Cherie, Brandon and Peyton I'm truly heartbroken and so sad for y'all. You know I'm always here for you. It'll be a rough road ahead and I'll walk every step of the way with you 3. Cherie- you know how much I love you. Wish so much I could take some of the pain away. Continued prayers. Love you so much Cherie!!! Marcie. Marcie Kerrigsn, June 28, 2016