Tracy “Dude” Stapley

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Hooper, UT

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: First Sergeant

First Sergeant Tracy “Dude” Stapley joined the military out of high school and served 26 years in the Army Reserves. He deployed twice, in 2003 and 2013, and was a great leader to his soldiers. Tracy was known to be stern, but had a way to get his soldiers to understand. He had a way to make you wonder if he was serious or joking, and could always make you laugh.

Tracy was known to always help when it was needed, without being asked. He was a great leader and friend to all that he served with, and is missed each and every day. Tracy was a kid at heart and made sure he was present at every soccer game and dance performance.

Tracy was a patriotic, Disney-loving dance dad who built his son to be the best version of himself. His voicemail greeting gave many laughs or frustrations to all who called him. We miss his painted toenails, his strut and most of all his smile and presence. He was a wonderful, supportive father, a great husband, and forever my Dude.

Age: 44

Date of Death: July 03, 2013

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