Arrangements and Obituary for Tracy Stuffle

February 4, 2018 (Nashville, TN) – Tracy Stuffle, age 51, of Hendersonville, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 4, 2018, while surrounded by his family. Tracy was born on March 20, 1966, in Morristown, TN, to George Stuffle and the late Lucille Stuffle. An only child, music was a part of Tracy’s life from a young age. He started his own group, Living Water, and sang with them until he joined The Perrys (Randy, Debra and Libbi) on October 30, 1985. After he started singing with The Perrys, he met the love of his life, Libbi Perry, and they were married on November 28, 1987.

Known for his powerful bass sound, Tracy lived to sing. He truly had a lifelong passion for music and singing, even more so after suffering a debilitating massive stroke in 2013. In 2015, Tracy was named Christian Voice Living Legend and was nominated many times throughout his career for the Singing News Fan Awards Favorite Bass Singer of the Year.

In addition to his love of music, Tracy was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Vols. Tracy was a hero and a saint to his family and many others. He was a faithful husband and an incredible father. He will be deeply missed by many.

Tracy is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Libbi Perry Stuffle; son, Jared Stuffle and wife Lindsey; parents, George and Grace Stuffle; faithful companions, Oreo and Grimes; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

A Celebration of Life Service honoring Tracy will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 12:00 PM at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, TN with Randy Perry and Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens with Mark Grubb officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 4-8 PM at Crestview Funeral Home and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Active pallbearers will be Barrett DeVault, Michael Pilling, Chris Reed, Chuck Trivette, Wesley Trivette, Eric Hall, Olan Witt, Tim Dillman and Barry Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Walker, Loren Harris, Nick Trammell, Joseph Habedank, Mike Bowling, Bryan Elliott, Dennis Horton, Troy Peach, Andrew Goldman, Eric Dunson and Jamie Bramlett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Perrys Ministries, PO Box 6, Hendersonville, TN 37077. Arrangements Entrusted to Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN (615) 452-1943

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