Tracy Ray Ludwick

February 18, 1968April 11, 2018

Tracy Ray Ludwick, age 50, passed away in Houston on Wednesday, the 11th of April 2018. Born on the 18th of February 1968, in Houston, he graduated from Bellaire High School in 1986, where he was a baseball player and a Birdkeeper. He then attended Stephen F. Austin University before becoming a professional slow-pitch softball player. Tracy was a longtime National Sales Director for SMC Industries, Inc., where he was treasured by customers around the globe. His passion for providing service to others extended to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, where for many years he was a member of the Safety and Corral Club Committees and the Coyote Cookers cookoff team. Tracy loved to fish, play golf, and watch baseball – especially the World Series Champion Houston Astros. He was a devoted son and beloved as an uncle, as he adored his entire family. Tracy was a loyal member of West University United Methodist Church. Tracy is preceded in death by his father, Jackie D. Ludwick. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Shelley Taylor Ludwick; his daughter, Karson Taylor Ludwick, and his son, Dunham Ray Ludwick; his mother, LaVerne Ludwick; his brothers, Kelly D. Ludwick and his wife Julie, and their sons Jack and Charlie; and Jody Travis Ludwick and his wife Sondra, and their son Luke; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Taylor, and their children, Zachary and Natalie. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 16th of April, in the drawing room of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 17th of April in the Sanctuary of West University United Methodist Church, 3611 University Blvd. in West University Place, where Rev. Rusti Moore is to officiate. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request memorial contributions to be directed to Tracy Ludwick Memorial Fund Amegy Bank, P.O. Box 4837, Houston, TX 77210-4837, or to any Amegy Bank of one’s choice.


  • Tracy Ludwick Memorial Fund Amegy Bank


  • Friends are cordially invited to a Vistitation with the Family Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Karson Ludwick

April 26, 2018

miss & love you forever dad

Eric Markey

April 17, 2018

Always a kind and smiling person, it was good to see Tracy in the hallways and classrooms at Bellaire High School. He could help make a bad day better again with his optimism. I wish the best for his family and hope you find peace in the days to come. Godspeed, Tracy.

Jai Holla

April 16, 2018

I met Tracy through his wife, who I had the honor and pleasure of training. I invited a few of my clients over for a get together and the Ludwick’s and Taylor’s were the only ones who showed. But we had the best time as we talked for hours with Tracy, Shelley, Mark & Jennifer. It warmed my heart to see how close they were as a family, you could tell the bond was strong. It seems like there’s never enough time to spend time. I wish I was able to have a few more get togethers.

Neal Waaks

April 16, 2018

In the course of my work I have had the opportunity to meet all kinds, from the good to the bad and the downright despicable. Tracy was one of the good; a pleasure to work with and a man whose personal kindness shined through his professional persona.

Jerome Cabeen

April 13, 2018

I grew up with Tracy in Houston and went to elementary school with him, played baseball together in our local youth leagues, and spent a lot of time together at the neighborhood swimming pool. As well, I remember going to several Astros games together over the years. He was one of those kids who was so easy to get along with. He was genuine and always just pleasant to be around. I haven’t seen him in 30 years, and yet his passing hit me hard. That’s the kind of person he was. It’s hard to find “good guys” today, and that’s why it hurts so much when we lose one. Travel well Tracy, you will find your place amongst the saints and hosts of heaven my old friend.

gerald andrews

April 13, 2018

I first met Tracy almost 30 years ago when he showed up at my son's Little League practice. He was 20 or so at the time and recognized the guy who was coaching my son's team. He helped coach the team and then helped me coach for several years after that. He married and stayed in the neighborhood. I would see him jogging around the park or at a local breakfast spot with his kids. My son called me yesterday with the news. He got the news from another kid who played for Tracy and several of the other boys who played together have gotten in touch. Tracy will be missed by the kids he influenced. Our condolences to his family. He was just a great guy.