Tracy Paul SheltonJanuary 21, 1959 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 58)
Tracy Paul Shelton, 58, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 24, 2017 after a long, honorable battle with cancer. Tracy was born on January 21, 1959 to Helen nee Simpson and Victor Alvin Shelton, in Dallas, Texas. He attended school in the Dallas and Frisco areas, and retained many of the friends made there for the rest of his life. He graduated from Baylor University then began his career in the insurance industry, and also remained life-long friends with many whom he met during those times. Tracy worked in the insurance industry his entire career, eventually founding Risk Resources, LLC. He built his agency the same way he lived his life - with an innate desire to always do the right thing and treat people with the utmost respect and care.
Tracy met his wife, soul and laugh-mate, Tammie Homeyer Burns, in 2000. They lived a life filled with love, laughter, family, and friends, and they shared a love for the water. After he met Tammie, Tracy moved from Dallas to the Coast, and was hooked (literally and figuratively). A lifelong Southern Baptist, he joined the Episcopal Church when they married. He called the Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi his Christian home. But he also met with God while fishing on Copano Bay, scuba diving in the Caribbean, playing with his grandchildren, and sitting on the back porch with his wife and hound dog watching the deer play and the sun set.
When he first heard he would be a grandfather, Tracy named himself GT, short for Grandpa Tracy, which he said is "sportier, ya know, than grandpa". True to his name, GT was sportier than any other grandfather we know! Many people were impressed and inspired by the 24 marathons he completed, especially the two that were accomplished while he was on chemotherapy. Yet Tracy always said he was more proud of the discipline and determination that it took to train for a marathon than he was of the actual race. In training and in life, he exemplified integrity.
Tracy is welcomed in heaven by his parents: Helen and Vic Shelton; mother-in-law: Barbara Woods; and his brothers-in-law: Michael Homeyer and Edward Homeyer.
He leaves behind to cherish his legacy and to learn from his life examples his wife: Tammie Homeyer Shelton; sisters: Cindy (Steve) Whitehead and Terri (Arthur) Hartle; children: Brad (Kristen) Shelton, Desi (Jason) Houze and Alyssa (Robbie) Wallace; grandchildren: Grace, Khloe, Maddie, Kora, William, Johnathon, Tyler, Korbin, and Kinsler; and his beloved hound dog, GG.
He also leaves behind his extended family: grandmother-in-law: Barbara Blundell; parents-in-law: Reese and Bethany Homeyer; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his brothers-in-law and their families; and many, many, many friends.
A memorial and interment service celebrating Tracy's life will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow in the parlor.
Tracy fought cancer with the same positive attitude with which he lived his life; he accepted his diagnosis and 6-1/2 years of continual, multiple treatments and surgeries with grace and full of hope. But Tracy could never understand why children suffer. So in lieu of flowers, he asked that you consider a donation to Camp Aranzazu (www.camparanzazu.org), St. Jude's Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org), or a children's charity of your choice.
Guestbook available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com
Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.