Tracy John Crockett, 58, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, to Bernard Emerson and Grace Agnes Alexander Crockett.
“One, two, three, look at me, I'm Tracy John Crockett." I loved fishing, hunting, dancing, roller skating, and spending time with my family. I grew up in Altgeld Gardens on the Southside of Chicago. As a child, I loved to fill my mouth with Bubs Daddy bubble gum, playing basketball, street hockey, and softball.
I graduated from Carver Middle School (Jr. High) in 1977 and in 1981 I received my Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) diploma. I am the father of four amazing adult children, and I became a father at an early age. My two oldest are only a few months apart (what can I say). Even though I was young, I did what I could to help support my children. But we all know life got the best of me. Years later I had two sons whom I was estranged from because their mom moved from Atlanta, Georgia, back to her home state which made me miss out on being a part of my sons' life. While living in Georgia, I discovered my love for building homes and completed an apprenticeship program for stucco masonry. I worked for over 25 years until I had an automobile accident which limited my ability to raise my hands over my head without pain. The only regret I had in life is not spending enough time with my kids, but I am forever grateful for the times we shared before I departed my body.
Tracy was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Emerson Crockett, stepfather, Edward McKinney, grandparents, Bert and Myra Alexander, Ida Hammond, and Marcus Crockett, sister-in-law, Erie Crockett, brother-in-law, Darrell Darling, niece, Joni Crockett, great-niece, Mona Crockett, and great-nephew, Pershundis Holmes, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Grace Agnes Alexander Crockett, his children, Tracy Beal, Kimberly Powell, Joshua Ross, and Garrett Ross (Sharquel), grandchildren, Markeisa Beal, Tracy Beal, III, Jonathan Canty, Jr., Jordan Powell, Malia Ross, Milyn Ross, and Zyair Ross, his siblings, Bernard Crockett, Jr., Flora Whitlow, Duane Crockett, Joni Evans (Gilbert), Stephanie Jackson (Charles), Kim Darling, Grace Crockett Beacham (Tony), Teka Day (Fred), Edward McKinney, Jr., (Sondra), Lora Lee McKinney, and Shawna Bennett, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who were all his favorites, and other relatives and friends.
I want my family to know that I am safe, and happy, and will forever watch over you all.
My Dear Mom, I love you, and don't worry about me. I'm with my dad! "I Wish It Would Rain." Love Tray-5
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