Tracy Randall Haynes, 49 years of age, and a resident of Norwalk, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.
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He was born February 20, 1962 in Amherst, Ohio. Tracy made his home in New London before moving to Norwalk where he resided for one year. Tracy was employed as a truck driver at Tuffman Equipment and Supply in Norwalk for twelve years. He was a faithful member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Amherst. He enjoyed farming, tractors, and raising pigs and cows. Tracy loved bluegrass gospel music but his true love was playing lead guitar for the Haynes Family Quartet.
Tracy leaves to cherish his memory his wife of eleven years, Velma Jannett Haynes (nee: Jones); his sons Randall Preston Haynes and his wife, Melody, of Norwalk; his daughter Ashley Renee Hamilton and her husband, Glenn, of Willard, Ohio; his stepsons Mark Anthony Dario and his wife, Lisa, of Elyria and Matthew Elliot Dario of Lorain; his stepdaughter and her husband Marlene and Ben Salmons of New Philadelphia, Ohio; six grandchildren; his parents Jim and Norma Jean Haynes (nee: Matlock) of Clarksfield; and his brother and his wife Jimmy T. and Enola Haynes of South Amherst.
Friends may call Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church; 9457 Baumhart Rd., Amherst. The Rev. Scott Mitchell, pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev Harold Taylor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hartland Ridge Cemetery, Hartland, Ohio.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Nov. 18, 2011