James Clayton Tracy
July 7, 1975 – October 23, 2019
Tracy, James Clayton, 44, of Richmond, VA, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. He is survived by his parents, Pat and Warren Tracy, and son, Adrian. Clayton will be lovingly remembered for his clever sense of humor, his kindness and loyalty. He was extremely intelligent, loved animals, and was an exceptional father. After graduating from law school, he gravitated more and more to artistic pursuits including painting, music, and crafting furniture. He was much loved, and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23238. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Clayton's name to your local animal shelter.
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James Clayton Tracy
November 14, 2019
My first memories of Clayton were at his birthday party when he and my son Nick were in preschool. Pat and I became friends and our friendship endures to this day. On the first day of school for their kindergarten year, Pat and I went out to coffee after we dropped the boys off at school. That coffee date became a tradition that lasted throughout the boys’ years at UT. Through the years, we watched our boys grow as they had many play dates, sleepovers, birthday parties – and the occasional spat, as good friends do. Although they lost touch after school, Nick remembers their adventures with great fondness. I remember Clayton as a very curious child, extremely intelligent and adventurous. Coincidentally, he and Nick followed a similar path; both went to law school; both became single fathers to boys. I cannot imagine the devastation Pat must be feeling, but I pray that she takes comfort in knowing that his suffering is over. Clayton leaves behind a precious gift - sweet Adrian, who, I am sure, will be a great comfort to Pat. Adrian will greatly benefit from Pat’s enduring love, devotion and wisdom. I pray that God will cradle both of them in his arms.