Troy Thomas Heard, 58, died August 22, 2023, at St. Catherine’s Hospital, Garden City, Kansas. He was born on February 17, 1965, in Kingman, Arizona, the son of Roy Otis Heard and Beverly Jean (Bratcher) Amthor.

Tom was a 1983 graduate of Rock Port High School in Rock Port, Missouri, where he excelled in wrestling.

He worked as an alignment technician and was part of a band. Troy loved fishing, football, and music, as well as having a good time. His greatest loves were his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly Jean Amthor; stepfather, Bill Amthor; mother of children, Lisa Heard, Dodge City, Kansas; children, Bryce Hart, Justice Heard, Shelby Heard (Tyler Stateler), and Jamie Heard, all of Dodge City; stepchildren, McKenzie Fotis of Michigan and Sarah Fotis of Colorado; siblings, Julie Kasselman and Doug Heard; and eight grandchildren, Penelope, Calliope, Justice, Jr., Mila, Violet, Claire, Hope, and Joey. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Otis Heard; twin brothers, Terry and Perry Heard; and mother of children, Erin Killian.

A memorial service was held at Swaim Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 28, 2023, with Mr. Jeff Hiers presiding. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the funeral home, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at