Richard Tracy

October 7, 1919June 13, 2021

Richard “Dick” Thomas Tracy, age 101, of Franklin, Ohio, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 13th, 2021. He was born October 7th, 1919, in Franklin, Ohio, to the late Thomas Francis and Ina Myrtle (Wantz) Tracy. He graduated in 1937 from Franklin High School. Dick was a Sgt in the Guadalcanal 1st Marine division, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. In other combat operations he received two Purple Hearts. His unit received 2 Presidential Unit Citations.

He was a member of the Franklin Area Historical Society, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Deardoff Senior Center and Ding-A-Lings, and the Franklin Optimist Club. He retired in 1984 as a printing press operator after 41 years. He will remembered for his interest in everything and telling his stories.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jean Millard Tracy; son, Peter Sean; brother, Paul Tracy; sisters, Kathryn Johnston and Alice Tracy; and fiancée, Norma Milford of Auckland, New Zealand.

He is survived by his sons, Mike (Debra) Tracy, Nick (Terri) Tracy, Tom (Margaret) Tracy; daughters, Mary Ann (Ed) Evans and Betsy Tracy; grandchildren, Michelle (Keith) Kinney, Brian (Youngson) Tracy, Sean Tracy, Nikki Tracy, Tim Tracy, Bart Evans, and Ben (Sarah) Evans; great-grandsons include, Michael Kinney, Brandon Tracy, Beckett Tracy, Silas Evans, and Briar Evans; as well as many supportive neighbors and friends.

The family will receive friends and family for a visitation Monday, June 21st from 6-8pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E Second Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Mary of the Assumption on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 beginning at 11am with visitation one hour prior at the church. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin, Ohio. Services will be officiated by Father Jim Manning.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 124 Apple Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, or Franklin Food Pantry, 345 S Main Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Graveside with Military Honors

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021


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LTC (R) Daniel Redden

June 19, 2021

Rest well good and faithful servant… Your watch is over, your duty done… We have the watch, Semper Fi! A true gentleman and patriot! Prayers for his soul and for peace for his family!

Patricia Glynn

June 18, 2021

Dick was a good friend of my family; his children grew up as close friends of my brothers and sisters. I have known him all my life, admired him as a man and was in awe of his military service. I'll miss him greatly, and know that he's with our heavenly father, in peace.

Robynanne Milford

June 16, 2021

A giant Totara has fallen-
And his absence will be sorely felt.
Know family of Richard that you have given extraordinary support and love that has enabled this honourable man to maintain his full potential til the end. Bless you.

x Robynanne

Melissa Dorsey

June 15, 2021

I work at the Franklin Public Library and was fortunate to have known Mr. Tracy for the past 14 years. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile, a kind word and a funny story. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Liz & Lee Buchanan

June 15, 2021

A wonderful friend and neighbor. We will miss him!!!

Jerry Truesdell

June 14, 2021

What a gentleman and friend. He will be missed.
Jan & Jerry Truesdell