Tracy Alan Dodds

December 23, 1972 - May 1, 2022
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Tracy Alan Dodds, age 49 of Lima, passed at 2:39 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022. He was born December 23, 1972 in Lima, Ohio to Myron E. and Joan A. (Schnipke) Dodds. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Wapakoneta.

Tracy had worked in sales and worked recently in computer software quality testing. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. He graduated Valedictorian in 1991 from Shawnee High School and graduated in 1996 from the University of Cincinnati. He was a lifelong Bear Cat fan. Throughout school he played the drums in the marching band and in the drum core. In 2016 he was awarded the Service Award from the Lima Young Professionals.

Tracy had many talents. He received his CDL and attended the Mid America Trucking Show in Kentucky for over 20 years. He loved reading and was an avid storyteller always pulling his nieces and nephews in on his great adventurers. Tracy was a fun and much-loved uncle. Tracy treasured his friendships, especially with his ‘second family’ from Anytime Fitness. He will be lovingly remembered for his huge heart, his ability to talk and make friends.

Also surviving is a brother – Sean (Erin) Dodds of Wapakoneta; 2 sisters – Stephanie Dodds of Indiana; Sara (Thad) Mosler of Wapakoneta; nieces and nephews – Spencer, Lilly, Ellen, Ian, Sam, Eli, Ike, and Kelly.

A memorial mass will begin 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. Father Sean Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta at a later date.

A time of sharing will begin 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross.

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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church


101 East Pearl Street, Wapakoneta, OH, 45895

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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Born: December 23, 1972
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Sister posted on 5/8/22

I had to light the last candle for you.


Nichole Stackhouse Todd posted on 5/6/22

Tracy was a very nice person. I was in the band with him. I remember that smile and his laugh. I participated in flags and will always remember the Shawnee band practices, always fun and our competitions. Tracy will be missed by all and never forgotten 🙏🏽❤️ Much love ❤️ Class of 91


Christopher Huff posted on 5/5/22

Tracy, the absence of your generous soul and hardy laugh makes the world a lesser place. Sincerest condolences to his entire family and rest in peace brother.


Gene and Kathy Turnwald posted on 5/5/22

Our sincere sympathy to Joan and family


Jennifer Brogee posted on 5/5/22

Tracy made everyone feel like a friend! I will miss his enthusiasm and his laugh. I first met him in high school when he made a new student and fellow band nerd feel welcome. I also had the privilege of working with Tracy. He is gone way too soon.


Steve and Bea Gadd posted on 5/4/22

Heartfelt condolences for the loss of Tracy. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.


Tim Kindinger posted on 5/4/22

I was blessed to work with Tracy at Paaychex. As two single guys we had great conversations after work on Fridays. We also had some interesting advetures together as well. It seemed everyone in Lima knew you. You will truly be missed by many including me.


Grant Lewis posted on 5/3/22

A great man and friend. You will be missed Tracy.


Judy Laibe/Moats posted on 5/3/22

Joan Iam so sorry for your loss . It is never easy to lose a child Prayer for you and your family.


Evelyn Nash posted on 5/3/22

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Evelyn Nash posted on 5/3/22

To my sister, Joan, to my nephew Sean, my nieces, Stephanie and Sara and to all the “Stars” of Tracy’s life, his nieces and nephews. Tracy left all of you from this earthly life far too soon but he is not to be forgotten. You can see him always in the twinkling stars of the sky telling his stories, doubled over with laughter, and squeezing you all in his bear hug. He will always be there for you. Love to you all, our condolences. Evelyn & Dave Nash


Beverly Wood posted on 5/3/22

I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of Tracy. I remember him as a sweet, smiling, cheerful young teen. Praying that our family will have God's comfort and peace at this time !!❤🙏❤🙏


Wes Clark posted on 5/3/22

Tracy was such a great positive individual to be around and fun to speak with! Thinking of you all during this time!


Melvin & Lois Horstman posted on 5/3/22

Sympathy and Prayer to Tracy's family


Bruce Hamrick posted on 5/3/22

Tracy, you will surely be missed. I had the pleasure of working with you at Paychex and you always brought a smile, a story, and a laugh to work. My condolences to the family. From one of the Paychex/MSP lunch bunch. Bruce Hamrick


John Brown posted on 5/3/22

Rest in peace Tracy was privileged to be your friend and share many laughs together. You will be missed by many


Kathleen Rydell Schneider posted on 5/2/22

My heart aches to see this. I will always remember Tracy as a great man and classmate! Love you, Tracy!


Marcie ( Eilerman) Brickner posted on 5/2/22

So very sorry to hear this. Tracey was such a great guy. I have many fond memories of him from my childhood. Thinking of and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers🙏💓


Linda Miller posted on 5/2/22

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.


Autumn Swanson posted on 5/2/22

Tracy you will be missed. You always had a great smile and always had time to talk and laugh. My condolences to the family and many friends of such a caring and nice person.


Betsy posted on 5/2/22

You will be missed dearly. You had the biggest heart. Rest easy


Tammy Cottle posted on 5/2/22

I met Tracy at the gym. His wit, funny comments, and helpful tips in class were much appreciated by me and others. He really helped me feel welcome, especially when I was new. What a gentle soul. He will be so missed. Till we meet again in Heaven🙏


Margaret Horman posted on 5/2/22

Sara and family, We were so sorry to hear of Tracy's passing. You and the family are in our prayers . Margie and Gene


Darcy (Dodds) Miller posted on 5/2/22

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Tracy as a vibrant soul.


Dan Nash posted on 5/2/22

My deepest condolences for the loss of Tracy. He was an amazing person and cousin. I will always remember and cherish his smile, hearty laugh, and love for conversation. Love, Dan, Sarah and Lulu


Steve and Tonya Henderson posted on 5/2/22

We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Tracy. He will be missed by so many.❤️