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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Arlen Tracy

Gene Tracy

Saturday, January 27th, 1934 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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On October 13, 2020 Gene Tracy passed from this life to his permanent home in heaven.
Gene is survived by his wife, Bonnie Tracy of the home, his sister Cheryl Ricks of Pittsburg, Kansas and his sister-in-law, Opal Tracy of Joplin, as well as six children; Nancy Borden of Joplin, Joy Mittag of Dexter and husband Lonnie, Tonna Thomas of Joplin and husband Tom, Terry Tracy of Joplin and wife Lin, Madora Baker of Joplin, Tamara Breedlove of Joplin and husband Nick. And his fourteen grandchildren; Kim Chesney, Chad Daniels, Jason Daniels, Dustin Mittag, Nick Mittag, Tracy Johnson, Lisa Welch, Joe Thomas, Becca Moore, Tabitha Bullette, Tyler Tracy, Kyle Tracy, Casey VanStory, Ukiah Camp, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Gene was preceded in death by Shirley Tracy, his wife of 37 years; his parents Ed and Imogene Tracy; 2 brothers, Charles Tracy and Ronnie Tracy, and brother-in-law Ronnie Ricks, and son – in- law Alvin Borden. Gene was born at home in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, on January 27, 1934. He attended Cherry Grove School and Quapaw High School.

During his early years, he was married to Mollie Melton, who gave him his first four children, Nancy, Joy, Tonna, and Terry. Later in life, he married Shirley Casey, who gave him his other two children Madora and Tamara.

Gene loved working with his hands. He was a local contractor/home builder and later retired from St. John’s Hospital after many years of dedicated service in the maintenance department. He enjoyed working on his farm where he raised cattle and chickens and ran a local milk route.

He was a deacon and song leader at Spring City Baptist Church and later was very active at 6th Street Baptist Church in Galena for many years. He loved to sing and loved having a big garden. Gene’s kindness blessed many people and he will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Mason-Woodard Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Gideons International, in care of the mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    Address
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Graveside - Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    Address
    415 N. St. Louis
    Joplin, MO 64801
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    Officiant
    Bob Martin

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Dave Gandy

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I met Gene through my best friend Terry.(his son). I wasn’t much of a carpenter, but he put up with me. He was a quiet man, with a great heart. To say he was a good man is an understatement.
Got to know him better when I helped build Terry’s house. I still wasn’t much of a carpenter, but I was better than I used to be. I never heard him raise his voice, or say a bad word about anyone.
While he will be missed by his family, they know they will see him again when they leave this world.
I ask you all to pray for his family, and give them strength to get through this time of sorrow.
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