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Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021

Location: Coastal Community Church at Deer Park

John Robert Tracey, Jr, 91, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was a resident of the Peninsula for over 60 years. John retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years. He worked at Binn’s Fashion Shop for over 14 years. His career included positions with Hickman’s Fashion Shop and he was a host for Rose and Womble at Finch Terrace in Coventry. He had a great love of people and loved to sit outside and wave to everyone driving by.  He enjoyed line dancing, fashion, music, gardening, painting, crafts and interior design.

He was preceded in death by his lovely wife of 45 years, Lillian Francis Hall Tracey and his sister, Dorothy Locke. John is survived by his daughter, Bonnie S. Tracey and son-in-law, John Moffatt; grandson, Donnie Greathouse and niece, Trudy G. White.  A big thank you to his care givers: Lana, Mindy, Pat, Jamaica, Vanessa, Chevelle, JaLeesa, Doniece, Legacy Hospice and Comfort Keepers.

Though my father will be deeply missed, we know he is in a far greater place and we look forward to the distant future when we are reunited. Love you Dad, rock on in heaven!

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Coastal Community Church at Deer Park, 826 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory at the Service. In lieu of flowers please donate to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Animal Aid Society. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#1 Vickie H. Nase 2021-01-07 17:11
Wow, what a fun human being. Serious at times, but the laugh was not far off! I would make him laugh in the serious times like when in church, when you aren't supposed to giggle. During his time at Binns in the City of Williamsburg, would dress in a a sweat suit, blow a whistle, after the Hickman's came back from New York to learn that the companies had instilled exercise in their workplace. The whistle would blow at 3:00 pm and all of us laughed as we did jumping jacks, stretches, etc. and he was our leader. He smiled as he jumped! Tr, you will be missed by many. Your kind spirit is left with us. Such a gentle soul, but with much fun inside. I will always remember your smile as I look back at the escapades! God Speed my good friend. I will miss calling you every year on March the 1st your birthday. You are with Lil, the love of your life.
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