Tracy Lyn Bandy , age 45, of Knoxville went home to be with the Lord Monday February 4, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Tracy was born May 4, 1967 in Knoxville to Thomas and Rose Crawford McLemore. Tracy was a 1985 graduate of Karns High School and then attended the University of Tennessee. Tracy loved her family and her daughter Erika was her life. She loved her trips to Walt Disney World with her husband Dale and her daughter Erika. Tracy was an only child and the many vacations to the beach and trips camping in the mountains with her parents were special times that she cherished. Tracy attended the Park West Church of God and her strong faith and relationship with God never diminished during the past years as she struggled with her illness.
Tracy is survived by her husband Dale Bandy of Knoxville, daughter Erika Bandy of Knoxville, parents Thomas and Rose McLemore of Knoxville, father and mother-in-law Rev. James and Betty Bandy of Harriman, brother-in-law David Bandy and his wife Phyllis of Harriman, sister-in-law Cheri Foust and her husband Kevin of Harriman, uncles Fred Crawford and his wife Ann and Ronnie McLemore and his wife Sissy, aunt Brenda Jordan and her husband Jackie, special friends Judy Elkins and Hank and Debbie Peck.
A celebration of Tracy's life will be held on Friday February 8, 2013 8:00pm at Heritage Fellowship Church in Oak Ridge with Rev. Herschel Baker, Rev. David Bandy, Jr., and Rev. Jeremy McGinnis officiating. A graveside service will be held Saturday February 9, 2013 11:00am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the church.
Tracy's family would like to thank Avalon Hospice especially nurses Mary and Erika for the love and care given to Tracy. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial gifts be sent to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at