MERVIN WAYNE TRACY 78 OBLONG, ILLINOIS
VISITATION: 5 – 7 P.M. Tuesday January 1, 2008 and Wednesday morning
until time of service
SERVICE: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday January 2, 2008 Pulliam Funeral
Home – Oblong, IL
MILITARY RITES: Oblong American Legion Post #219
MEMORIALS: Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children with
envelopes at or may be mailed to the funeral home.
Mervin Wayne Tracy, 78, Oblong, Illinois, passed away on
Saturday December 29, 2007 at his residence. Wayne was born
on December 28, 1929 in Robinson Township in Crawford County Illinois. He
was the son of James Wylie Tracy and Opal Florence (Taylor) Tracy. On January
21, 1951, he married Dawn Ellen Kirk. Wayne worked for Illinois Consolidated
Telephone Company for 38 ½ years as a Combination Man retiring on January 1,
1987. He also farmed for many years. Wayne served in the United States Army
during the Korean War and was a member of the Crawford County V.F.W. Post
4549. He was a member of first Christian Church in Oblong were he served
as a Deacon for many years. He was a graduate of Oblong High School in 1947
and was a member of the Hi Way Café Coffee Club. Wayne enjoyed mushroom
hunting, hunting, mowing, gardening, being outdoors and traveling
to watch his children and grandchildren in their different activities.
Wayne is survived by his wife Dawn Ellen; one daughter and
son-in-law Deb & Dan Martinie; three sons and daughters-in-laws Robin & Jan
Tracy, Kit & Tami Tracy and Derek & Gina Tracy; twelve grandchildren
Cyrus & Erin McMains, Robert & Courtney McMains, Melissa & Daniel
Stuedemann, K. C. & Luke Reardon, Taylor McMains, Kate Martinie, Jarod
Tracy, Jacqueline Tracy, Brennan Tracy, Jade Tracy, Shad Tracy and Jacob
Tracy; two step grandchildren Ryan Martinie and Becky & Jason Spradlin;
two great grandchildren Tessa McMains and Mathias McMains; two step grandchildren
Anninias Spradlin and Kylannah Spradlin; one brother and four sisters-in-laws
LeRoy & Barbara Tracy, Audrey Tracy, Patricia Tracy, and Melster Tracy;
several nieces and nephews and four brothers-in-laws & five sisters-in-laws
Judy Kirk, Noel & Rose Kirk, Keith & Bev Kirk, Gene & Janet
Kirk and Karen & Don Russell.
Wayne's parents, three brothers Paul, Earl and Clarence Tracy
as well one sister Helen Cruzen preceded him in death.
Wayne will not only be missed as a devoted husband, loving
father and proud grandparent, but also as a thoughtful, caring neighbor
and friend. Wayne loved his immediate and extended family and showed it
by his generosity and continuous acts of kindness. He will be missed.
Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery with full military rites
conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219.