Charles Virgil Tracy

Charles Virgil Tracy, 70, of Yakima, Washington passed away on May 17, 2013 in Yakima.

A celebration of life will be held on his birthday, August 14. For more information, please email

Charlie was born in McMinnville, Oregon on August 14, 1942, to Howard and Irene Tracy. He went to Aberdeen High School and graduated in 1961. Charlie worked all over the United States in various jobs, but spent most of his life driving truck.

Charlie is preceded in death by his son, Vincent; mother, Irene; father, Howard; step-father, Johnny; and sister, Marie.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Linda Fay Engel Tracy; and daughters, Deanne Chaves, Angel Tracy, and Chandra Tracy. He is also survived by his sisters, Dixie Iosbaker and Arlene Wright. Charlie has two granddaughters, Danyell Dettra and Stephany Dettra; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and one great, great-niece.

“Never take life too seriously. It’s life. Just live it.”