Tracy Lee Lineback

December 30, 1959 - November 12, 2011
Tracy Lee Lineback


Tracy Lee Lineback, 51, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011.

He was born in Wilmington on December 30, 1959. His parents were the late Stanley S. Lineback and Louise Bradley Lineback. He was preceded in death by his beloved aunts, Shirley Tyner and Josephine “Pookie” LIneback.

Tracy was a professional commercial and residential painter. He was formerly employed with Hawk’s Painting, for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors, and especially fond of all animals, including his constant companion, his dog named “Willie”. Tracy had a special fondness for exotic animals that included ferrets, pythons, tarantulas, lizards, and various species of fish. Tracy was a meat and potatoes man who always enjoyed a great steak and all manner of country cooking.

But above all else Tracy’s greatest love, devotion, and concern were for his beautiful daughter, “Katie”, who was absolutely the light of his life and his greatest hope for the future. There is no doubt, that despite his passing, Tracy will be forever watching over her.

He is survived by his wife, Candace Lineback and his daughter, Katherine “Katie” Lineback of the home; a brother, Larry Lineback (Joy) and two nephews, Michael and David of Roseville, CA, and brother, Barry Lineback (Sang) of Woodbridge, VA; sister, Anne Daeffler (Rodney) of Atkinson, NC, and his best friend Roy Phillip of Wilmington.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to say Thank You and express deepest appreciation to everyone who attended to Tracy’s health and well being for the past several years.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for Katie’s education.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28405 910-791-9099


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  • November 15, 2011
    Cindy Warlick Meyer says:
    Candy & Katie - Words cannot begin to express the love and sympathy I feel for the two of you during the time of sorrow. Candy, I know Tracy was the love of your life and I know Katie, that you absolutely were the apple of your Daddy's eye from the day you cam e into this world. Tracy will be missed by so many people. I love you guys!

  • November 15, 2011
    Aunt Sue says:
    Candy and Katie, My prayers and thoughts are with you as well as for his remaining family. May GOD wrap his arms around you and give you strength. Even though I am unable to be with you in body I am with you in spirit. I love you both.

  • November 15, 2011
    MS. ANGELA says:
    Candace, Tracy will be missed, especially seeing him come to the window and harrass me about his kickback money,I'll give it to him when I see him in Heaven. You and Katie are in my prays. Angela

  • November 16, 2011
    Susan Efird says:
    Hello Lineback family.Sorry for the loss of Tracy can remember the old days at Carolina Beach when you guys lived there, it's been a very long time but still remember the neighborhood and all of us kids.Lost Columbus last year. Will pray for you all and peace for Tracy.

  • November 16, 2011
    Cassandra says:
    Dear Candace and Katie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father/husband, but I just wanted to let you know that everything will be alright. Just believe that everything happens for a reason and that we may not understand at the time what that reason is but through it all he will be watching over you. With deepest sympathy