81st East Texas Yamboree President


2018 Yamboree Bio

Troy Murray is proud to serve as the President the 81st East Texas Yamboree. He is a graduate of Gilmer High School holds a BBA in Personnel Management and Associates in Applied Science. Troy began his funeral career in Beaumont before moving back home to Gilmer in 2007. Troy is the President and General Manager of Croley and Grubbs- Loyd Funeral Homes and Sunset Memorial Park.

Troy currently serves on the Yamboree board of Directors, is a Past President of the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association, has served on the Board of the Texas Funeral Directors Association and has been recently elected to the office of Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Gilmer Rotary Club, Bethesda Masonic Lodge # 142 A.F & A.M. and a member of First Baptist Church in Gilmer. Troy has received numerous awards for his involvement in his profession but most notably he received the 2015 Outstanding Citizen Award from the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to the community.

Troy is married to Jimi (Maddox) Murray who currently serves on the Yamboree board as well and is employed by Heartland Park and Recreation as a regional sales rep. Troy and his family have been involved in the Yamboree for many years as a volunteer or participating in some of the many activities. Some of Troy’s fondest memories of his community have involved the Yamboree and family and friends. His son Kade was in the Queens’s court in 2008 and daughter Brettlee has been in the court from 2013 – 2017.

The Yamboree is a special time in our community, whether it is the carnival, pageant, parades, livestock show, barn dance or one of the many other activities. Troy and his Family invite you to come and enjoy the 81st East Texas Yamboree.