Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

David Russell Tracy

David Russell Tracy, 70, of Oakboro passed away April 15, 2020 in his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born October 3, 1949 in Southington, CT David was the son of the late Russell E. Tracy and the late Hedwig Schultz Tracy.

David attended Silver Star Cowboy Church in New Salem. He was a member of Classic Cruisers of Monroe and enjoyed taking his 1978 Ford Ranchero to all the local cruise-in’s. David had a loving heart and made friends wherever he went.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Patricia Rochelle Tracy of the home; grandchildren, Denise Mobbs (Philip) of Canton, GA, and Jessica Bessette of Bristol, CT; great-grandchildren, Alize, Hunter, and Mason Mobbs and Farrah Griswold. David is also survived by a brother-in-law, Wesley Rochelle, niece, Stacey Rochelle, nephew, Kyle Rochelle, cousin, Marcia Plocharsky, and his cherished extended family, Wendy Rochelle Croft, Andrea and Gary.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Silver Star Cowboy Church Missions Fund at 6138 R.A. Austin Rd. Marshville, NC 28103.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Tracy family.


  • Tim Moller Posted April 17, 2020 4:56 pm

    I’ve only know David for a few short years (a small blip in our life cycle). I was immediately taken by his hand shake and offer of friendship. We shared an interest in many ways but overwhelmingly for our passion to our cars. David became a regular member of our Classic Cruisers of Monroe club and rarely missed any of our weekly cruise ins. David was well liked by all that met him. Just a super guy. He will be sorely missed at our Cruise Ins and as a dear friend. On behalf of the Classic Cruisers of Monroe our sincerest condolences to Patricia and the family. May he forever be in our hearts. R.I.P.

  • Rick Swartenberg Posted April 18, 2020 6:38 am

    I also have only known David for a short time but he will be remembered for the shared interest in his Ranchero and my El Camino. My car inspired him to replace some things on his car and he did a great job. He will be missed at our cruise ins and car shows,

  • Trish Benedetto Posted April 18, 2020 11:59 am

    II’ll always remember all the coffees and talks we had together daily., and when he retired he called often to tell me about the progress on the ranchero and all about the car cruises he would go to and the new friends he made there, I’m glad he got to enjoy some of the things he loved when he retired, I wish he had many more years of retirement but I believe he went happy! I will miss him very much !! So goodbye my friend and rest easy until we meet again, love Trish , Tracy, Heidi & Laura. Your Patco friends! Ps work was never the same after you left, but we all have some pretty awesome memories! Say Hi to the “ reindeer “ for me!

  • Al Hodge Posted April 18, 2020 12:27 pm

    Some day when my last line is written
    Some day when I’ve drawn my last breath
    When my last words on earth have been spoken
    And my lips are sealed in death
    Don’t look on my cold form in pity
    Don’t think of me as one dead
    It’ll just be the house I once lived in
    My spirit, by then, will have fled
    I’ll have finished my time here alotted
    But I won’t be in darkness alone
    I will have heard from heaven
    The summons to come on home
    And when my body is in the grave
    Don’t think that I’ll be there
    I won’t be dead, but living
    In the place Jesus went to prepare
    And after all is said and done
    Know that my last earnest prayer
    Is that my loved ones be ready
    Someday to meet me…there

  • David Long Posted April 18, 2020 12:46 pm

    My condolences to Patty and the family. Having known Dave from Nutmeg Karrting in CT. He was always a pleasure to talk to. When he visited my Sister and Brother in Law at my house, we looked forward to the visits. May he Rest in Peace.

  • Jay w. Morris Jr. Posted April 18, 2020 6:06 pm

    I only knew Dave for a short time Im not much with words but Dave was a simple man .From the second I shook his hand I knew he was the kind of man that comes a long in your life to give it more meaning ..He said what he mint and mint what he said .I never heard him say a disparaging word about anyone. He kept a little notebook in his pocket with the dates of all the cruse -ins and how far they were from his house .Dave You will be missed.our loss will be heavens gain. I will never look at a Cruse-in quite the same way

  • Jill Washington Burrus Posted April 23, 2020 7:41 pm

    Hi Patry, I only met you a few times when I was a teenager and I came to your house with my mom and dad, my mom is David’s 1st cousin, Karen. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing, I was looking for him online because my mom is in a nursing home now and she asked about him. She has advanced dementia but remembered him as a child and wanted to speak with him. My father is passed. This was not the outcome I was expecting.
    I wish you all peace at this time, I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss. I would love to hear from you if you ever feel up to it. 803.795.6026.
    My prayers are with you all.

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