Pulliam Funeral Chapel
Oblong, Illinois



Donald "Earl" Tracy, 78 of Oblong, IL. Died Tuesday June 27, 2000 at 7:26

A.M. in the Emergency Room at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Robinson, IL. Following an extended illness.

Earl was born February 16, 1922 in Robinson, IL. He was the son of James

Wiley and Opal Florence (Taylor) Tracy. He married Patricia Ann (Pat)

Sholders on May 29, 1947. Throughout the years, Earl had several

Occupations. He began as a roustabout in the oilfields for the

Ohio Oil Company, Bus driver for the Oblong School District,

Farmed, and was a mail carrier in Oblong for several years. Earl was a

Veteran of WW II, serving with the United States Army. He was a member

of First Christian Church of Oblong, and was active in his church. He

was also a member of the Oblong American Legion Post #219 and the

Oblong Gem City Club.

Earl is survived by his wife, Pat of Oblong, son William Lee "Bill"Tracy;

two daughters & Sons-In-Laws, Sue & Darrell Stephens, and

Mary & Tim Carter; 7 Grandchildren; 4 Great Granddaughters;

4 brothers and Sisters-In-Laws, Wayne & Dawn Ellen Tracy, Paul &

Audrey Tracy, Clarence & Molester Tracy and Leroy & Barbara Tracy;

1 sister, Helen Cruzen; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, William Earl &

Beverly Sholders; also surviving are several Nieces & Nephews.

His parents and 1 son (David Earl) precede Earl in death.

Funeral services are 10:30 A.M. Friday June 30, 2000 at Pulliam

Funeral Home, Oblong, with Bro. David Huey officiating. Burial will

Follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Military Graveside Rites will be

Conducted by Oblong American Legion Post # 219 & Oblong S.A.L.

Visitation, will be Thursday June 28, 2000 from 6 - 8 P.M. And Friday

Morning, until time of service, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Children's Home, Oblong.