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Tracy B. Minton

August 12, 1961 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 60)


On Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6:15 p.m., Tracy B. Minton, age 60 of Ewing, Illinois; went from this earth to rest. He was greeted in heaven by his mother, father, sister, brother, father-in-law, one special niece, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, that are far too plentiful for my young mind to list. Yes, he is in good hands now.

He is survived by his wifey of nearly 40 years, Melody Minton. Their love can only be described as epic or perhaps a story book. It was a life defining love, to say the least.

He was a proud, very patient father of two sons Jacob and Josh Minton, and one daughter-in-law Crystal Odle. He was soft when we were sad or hurt, strong when we needed a push. Most of all, he was there. He taught us to fish and hunt. We built things and helped with critters, that he loved. He was a fantastic dad!

His heart overran with love when he became POP. His grandchildren are Liv, Button, Kate, Stormie, Tave, Bells, Mouse, Jake Jr, and Ford. From watching him to help Jacob Jr learn to read or doing the happy dance first thing in the morning for Bella, right on up to how excited he was taking Josh Jr and Kate on their first deer hunt. He drifts with pride and joy in all that he shared with them.

I think Curtis Davis said it best last night, there was no in-law in brother-in-law so for siblings we give all credit that he shared that camaraderie with, Bruce Minton, Vanessa Cravens, Scott and Kathy, John and Donald, Curtis and Lori Davis, Jason and Tonya Thiele and Kevin and Dorothy Goen. If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me. If I tried to share details of adventures with this bunch, I would not have the words. So, I will just say if you see them around ask them to tell you a Tracy Minton story (Austin Davis).

Many fish were caught, and much love and laughter shared; for a simple man as my father often described himself. He had it all with talent in all he touched and passion for what he held dear. We are proud to call him husband, father, son, brother, friend, and POP. You can rest now; we know what to do.

Our Father

Our Provider

Wisest Old Friend, we will miss you!


written by: Jacob R. Minton



Private, Family Celebration of Life Services, will be held at a future date.

Tracy’s wishes are to be cremated.

Cremation services are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

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