Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – James Walter Tracey born March 21, 1946 in Orrville, OH to Glen Jake Walter and Marilyn Marie Stoler Tracey died Thursday at Wooster Community Hospital.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8:00 P.M. at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with funeral srvices to follow at 8:00 PM
Burial will be Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
He graduated from Orrville Senior High School in 1964 where he had been elected senior class president. A very avid sportsman all through high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp after graduation. He served in VietNam as a dog scout. Returning to Ohio he joined the Army Reserve while employed at the Ohio Department of Transportation. Later he served in the Ohio National Guard 416th Engineering Division from which he retired after 20 years of military service. Jim had received several awards during his military career. He strongly felt it was a great honor to serve his country and did so proudly.
Jim leaves behind four children, Andrea Marie Tracey of Wooster, Paul Richard Tracey of Wooster, Paula Renee Tracey of Painsville and Joseph Tracey of Washington; 7 grandchildren; his mother, Marilyn Jeffers of Apple Creek, a sister Donna Tracey of Apple Creek and a nephew Gary M. Hilton of Colorado. 2 step-sisters, Vicky Rice of Lodi and Linda Harmon of Apple Creek; a step-children Rick Ott, John Hoff and Lisa Weitzel. Long time friend and companion Diane Stonecipher. He will be sadly missed and loved by all.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and mushroom hunting until health issues prevented him from such enjoyments. Jim was an avid Cleveland Brown, Indians and Ohio State Buckeye Fan. He loved his family deeply. He became interested in Genealogy and spent the last several years doing research on both sides of the family tree. His cousin, Sandi Tracey Chaffin, of Idaho worked along side him putting documented information together. Jim was working on putting a genealogy book together for the family.
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Elmer E. and Jessie Mae Laughlin Tracey of Fredericksburg; maternal grandparents John Champion and N. Marie Barker Stoler of Wayne Co.; a step-son Dean Hoff of Wooster and step-father Robert Jeffers.

Memorial Contributions

Sunday June 29, 8:00PM @ FH

Sunday 6-8 PM


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