FORT FAIRFIELD – Troy A. McDougal, 44, husband of Sandy S. (Whitlock) McDougal, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 7, 2012, at his residence. He was born Dec. 15, 1967, in Fort Fairfield, son of Walter C. and Ella J. (Hafford) McDougal.

He was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1986, and also attended Northern Maine Technical College, Presque Isle, in their business program. He was married to Sandy S. Whitlock, July 16, 2011, had been employed in retail management for many years at several businesses including Irving Mainway, Fort Fairfield, and served as treasurer for Fort Fairfield Quality of Life Committee. Troy will be remembered for his smile and being easy to love. From an early age, music was a huge part of Troy’s life. As an accomplished drummer, he was a member of numerous bands, including Quarter Moon, Patent Pending and also drummed for Southern Victoria Pipers. While in high school, Troy was a member of Fort Fairfield High School Jazz and Stage bands. His family will remember him as an amazing husband, father and son.

Troy was predeceased by his brother, Tony A. McDougal, Dec. 27, 1982. He is survived by his wife, Sandy of Fort Fairfield; mother, Ella Leighton of Fort Fairfield; father, Walter C. McDougal and his wife, Janet, of Caribou; two sons, Brandon and Joshua McDougal, both of Bath; and one stepdaughter, Alexandria King of Bradford. Troy also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Celebration Center, 170 Houlton Road, Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Steve Young officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the service in the church refreshment area. Interment will take place later in the spring at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Troy to the charity or organization of one’s choice. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church.