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Tracy Dean Livesay

May 14, 1957 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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    Tracy Dean Livesay, age 66 of Anna, died Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at his home. He was born on May 14, 1957 in Smyrna, Tennessee, the son of James and Norma (Treece) Livesay.

    Tracy is survived by his son, Christopher Dean Livesay of Danville; Christopher’s mother, Donna Tinsley; brother, Jim (Kathy) Livesay of Jonesboro; sister, Angie Faith (Steve) Sutherland of Anna; nieces and nephews, Jacob (Sara) Livesay, Sarah (Mike) Alsip, Dr. Jeremy (Paige) Sutherland and Kae Sutherland; special friend, Kyna Glasco-Travelstead and he stayed in almost constant contact with his cousin, Mark (Jody) Livesay. He is also survived by other cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Tracy loved his family and friends and had a true passion for entertaining others. While attending Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, he excelled in academics, music and sports. While there, he set several high school sports records. After graduation, he was offered scholarships to the University of Illinois for music, athletics and academics. Accepting the scholarships for academics and music, he attended U of I for one year before transferring to Southern Illinois University in order to be closer to home. He received his bachelor’s degree from SIU.

    Tracy was an accomplished musician with the ability to play many instruments but was most well known for playing the trumpet. He performed with popular bands in many cities like Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans just to name a few. Locally, he often played for the Easter sunrise service at Bald Knob Cross. He was very proud of the many times he played Taps alongside the VFW, providing military honors at the funeral services of local veterans.  Besides music, Tracy enjoyed other activities such as diving where he attained his Master Scuba Diver rating.

    There will be a memorial gathering to honor the life of Tracy Livesay Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 p.m. at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

    Tracy is playing his trumpet in a new band now.

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Memorial Gathering
August 17, 2023

4:00 PM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Anna
301 West Spring Street
Anna, IL 62906


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