Troy E. Boring
ADRIAN -?Troy E. Boring, age 54, of Adrian passed away Jan. 8, 2017, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He was born March 30, 1962, in Adrian, the son of Chris and Joyce (Ward) Boring. Troy graduated in 1980 from Adrian High School. He then started a career following in his father's footsteps in harness horse racing. He was one of Michigan's leading drivers in the 1980s and '90s; Boring drove 2,766 winners in his career. His victory total included several Michigan Sires Stakes races. Troy is survived by his children, Emily Boring, Christopher Boring and Daniel Bukowski; three grandchildren, Evelyn, Christopher and Connor; his parents, Chris and Joyce Boring; one brother, Michael Boring; four sisters, Teresa Howell, Melissa (Steve) Lintz, Amanda (Craig) Bates and Angela (Mark) Loncki; and nine nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andy and Ilah Ward and Leon and Sadie Boring; uncle, Otis Boring; and aunt, Mary Lou Burk. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, and on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial services will begin at noon Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Highway, Adrian, with the Rev. Richard Webb officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Troy's children. www.PurseFuneralHome.com.
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