April 15, 1968 to October 6, 2020
Douglas Charles Tracy, 52, also known as “Bucky” to his close family and friends, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, passed away.
He was born April15, 1968 to Doug and Jeanie Tracy in Lakeview. He enjoyed growing up on the family ranch with his siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. He had many stories growing up on the ranch and some that seemed too funny to be true. Doug was involved in activities and sports during his childhood years. He participated in FFA, 4-H, rodeo, football, ski team, weightlifting and was also on the debate team. Doug graduated from Lakeview High School in 1986, home of the ”Honkers”.
After graduating from high school, he joined the Army in 1987. He attended the military police school in Fort McCelland, Ala. Then he completed jump school in Fort Benning,Ga., where he got his “wings”. He was in the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne) division. He was deployed several times, including to Panama Canal, for “Operation Just Cause”. While in Panama, he also completed “Jungle School”. He made many friends while serving his country, and always had a soft spot for the camaraderie the military brought. After serving in the Army from 1987 to 1990, he received an Honorable Discharge and moved to Nevada. Shortly there after, he was hired by the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office in Fallon. After working with them for nearly 10 years, he decided he wanted a change of pace and went to work for the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety as a Parole and Probation Officer. Doug had many accomplishments during his time as a law enforcement officer and was very respected by his colleagues. He was a mentor and a true friend. He finished his career with the State of Nevada, dedicating 25 years of service to law enforcement.
After retiring, he went to work on his uncle’s ranch. He was finally doing what he loved most. Doug enjoyed being a rancher and the peaceful solitude that came with it. He never left his dog, Dolly, behind. They went everywhere together. Doug loved to cook and he was always on the lookout for a new recipe to make for his family. He was a true practical joker, and really enjoyed pulling pranks on his family and friends. His other passion was the outdoors. Doug spent a lot of time hunting and fishing with his wife, Sarah. He loved the peace that came from the outdoors and would often scout on his own for the next hunt. Sarah loved him so much and they always enjoyed their adventures together. Doug was a quiet, hardworking man. He had the biggest, most caring heart and was always there to help anyone that he could. He will be missed by so many who knew and loved him, especially his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by: parents, Doug and Jeanie Tracy; brother, Craig “Buster” Tracy; and Aunt Carrie Depaoli.
He is survived by: his wife, Sarah; son, Jordan; and daughter, Addie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Pat DeWitt and Rena and Mike Edick; uncle, Ed Depaoli; cousins, Shannon (Joey) McKnight, Abby (Chris) Finetti, and “brother” Steve (Bonnie) Felton; fathers and mothers-in-law, Joe and Sally Wilcox and Chip and Pam Kramer; and his many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, granddaughters, and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon, Nev. 775-423-8928.