H. (Harry) Tracy Remington, 73 years old, passed away on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, at his home near Kingsville, surrounded by his family. A private graveside service is planned, with a celebration of life planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Department of Philanthropy, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Tracy was born to LeRoy and Betty (Pfeiffer) Remington on March 29, 1946, in Bend, Oregon. He attended Hazel Grove Elementary in Lee’s Summit, often buying candy bars at the neighborhood gas station, and selling them for double the price to classmates. He was an active child, often running around with his childhood friends, Jim Burnett and Danny Rowe. When he wasn’t with classmates, he was spending time with his cousins and extended family. Tracy graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1964, where he had met his future wife, Charlotta Leach (their first date was a dare) and began working for Garney Construction as a laborer. In 1965, the day he signed up for private pilot lessons, he received his draft notice.
In December, 1965, Tracy headed to San Diego, California, for Navy Basic Training, knowing he would be sent into the Vietnam War. Tracy and Charlotta were united in marriage on April 23, 1966 in Point Mugu, California. Charlotta returned home to Lee’s Summit and Tracy was deployed as a military police officer to Da Nang, Vietnam, where he oversaw a large supply depot. Given his entrepreneurial spirit, he used this position to his advantage. After his tour of duty, he received orders to Lewes, Delaware. Upon discharge in 1968, Tracy and Charlotta moved back to Lee’s Summit. Tracy worked for a short time as a laborer, then joined the Pipefitters Union and became a member of Local 533 of Kansas City.
Tracy was a proud union pipefitter for his entire career, working for Sanders Company, Foley Company and KC Mechanical. He retired from pipefitting in October 2002. His son, a grandson, a nephew and a cousin followed him into the trade. He piped the original fountains at Kauffman Stadium, and loved to tell about sitting under the fountains the first time they were turned on during a Royals game.
Always a storyteller, he regaled those around him with stories of hunting squirrels, being kicked out of Johnny Ray’s hamburger joint, causing chaos with his cousins, watching the Ruskin tornado, catching his bed on fire when he was young, and many other “experiences”. He loved children, animals and nature. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoying hunting turkey, ducks, geese and pheasant. And he deeply treasured his family and life.
Tracy was preceded in death by his father LeRoy, his bonus father, Larry Castle, his mother, Betty (Remington) Castle, his grandparents, his half-brother, Brent Remington, and many aunts and uncles, as well as his sister-in-law Janice Riggs, mother-in-law Virginia Leach, and his father-in-law Estle Leach.
He is survived by Charlotta Remington of the home, Tasha (Luke) Stephens, Lone Jack, Mo., Todd (Susan) Remington, Kingsville, Mo., and Tarah (David) Brown of Lee’s Summit, Mo. He is also survived by the light of his life – his grandchildren and great-grandson – Kiersten, Jackson, Carter, Drake (Alyssa), Wyatt, Cole, Macie, Clarissa, Remington and Trace. His sisters Nora Minor and Martha Beecher, his brother-in-law Mick Beecher, and his nephews and nieces, who he loved as his own, also survive him.
All my love to Tracy’s family! Fly high my dear cousin❤️❤️❤️
My sincere sympathy fo Charlotte and her family in the loss of this great man. He will be missed by all of us.
We are sadden about Tracy he was the best man I know he is helping Jesus Christ right now and praise the Lord we will be together again God bless you and your families may God give you peace and mercy at this time
So sorry for your loss! May God comfort you during this difficult time.?❤
Always enjoyed see you when you came to the lake. You will truly be missed.
Dear Charlotte and Family, I was surprised to learn of Tracy’s passing. Most of us cannot claim the good-nature, loving-nature that he exhibited. I will include you all in my prayers. I am very happy to have met him. What an excellent family he leaves us.
Kalua and Greg King
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Sending my love to your family. Tracy was so funny; just thinking of his stories makes me smile!
I’m so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I only met Tracy, once or twice, but could tell by how Tasha spoke of him that he was a true beacon of light to his family and friends. Prayers for peace during this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss your dad Was a great guy and a good friend the best overall pipefitter I new
So sorry for the loss of a remarkable man and family member! What an amazing story of his life! You have painted an amazing portrait of a very special person in a most honest and honorable way. Your love shines through!
Love you. Sorry for his passing.
So very sorry for your loss.
Love and prayers sent to all of you.
I was so sorry to hear about Tracy’s passing.
I went to school with Tracy from grade school through high school and remember and very nice handsome young man. Most of us girls at Hazel Grove had a crush on him at one time or another!
I pray for all his family and Charlotte. Know that you will miss him but you blessed to have had him.
Growing up Tracy was accident pron and we wondered if he would make it this long but he fooled us thank GOD!! He was a great guy. Rest In Peace trace.
I loved my papa I never thought that day would come it was so sudden but I’m glad he’s in a better place. I love you Papa