Tracy Gene Burchell

CENTRALIA — Tracy Gene Burchell, 46, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

obit-pic-1He was born January 3, 1970 in Elgin, Ill.

He is survived by his fiancé, Penny Whitehouse of Centralia; three sons and four daughters, Samuel Burchell, Ezekiel Burchell, Marcus Whitehouse, Brittanie Jones and husband George Jones, Jr., Traci Burchell, Kellie Whitehouse, and Maegan Whitehouse, all of Centralia; six grandchildren, Joesph, Caytlyn, George III, Hunter, Kaylee, and Haylee; a brother, Leroy Ferguson of Arkansas; a sister, LeAnn Pritchard of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Katie Wimberly.

Tracy was a salesman throughout his career. He enjoyed camping and Harley memorabilia. His main love was spending time with his fiancé, children and grandchildren .

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements.

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