Tracy Alan Caviness

Tracy Alan Caviness, 56 of Hazen, departed this earth on Sunday, January 19, 2020.  He was born in Hazen and attended Hazen Schools.  He graduated from Phillips Community College and later came back to work in Des Arc and Hazen Schools as an information technician.  He also helped with serving at Big K’s Catfish Barn.  Tracy was a member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist church and was also a Mason.

Tracy’s hobbies included computers, photography, and watching for storms with the Arkansas Storm Chasers and Ham Radio.

Tracy was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Caviness, Sr of Hazen and his nephew, Harold Allen Vaughan III of Bozeman, Montana.

He is survived by his mother, Georgia Caviness of Hazen; sisters, Sandra Caviness Smith (David) of Bozeman, Montana, Margaret Caviness Vaughan (Allen) of Great Falls, Montana; brothers, Vernon Caviness, Jr. (Carol) of Ward, Arkansas and John Caviness  (Kristi) of Hazen.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Donations in Tracy’s memory may be made to the Farmer’s and Merchants Bank where a Tracy Caviness Scholarship will be created in his memory.

24 thoughts on “Tracy Alan Caviness”

  1. We are so sad to hear about Tracy’s passing. He was such a friendly guy and always present to lend a hand with school activities. We extend our deepest sympathy to this sweet family!

  2. To the family of Tracy,

    Tracy was good guy. He was welcoming and encouraging to me when I started at Hazen High School. He helped me, and a lot of others, with their technological needs. Thank you, Tracy!!!

  3. We are sad to lose Tracy here on earth, but confident in the restoration he has in Jesus. Tracy always knew what to do and had no problem telling me when my tech problems happened to be “user error”. Sending love and lifting the family up in prayers.

  4. Debbie VanHouten Beachler

    I am so sorry to hear this about my classmate and friend. Tracy was always such a sweetheart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. Malinda Plummer

    Was saddened to hear this. Worked with Tracy several years at DAED. He was very good man and always tried his best to help others. My condolences to all his family and friends.

  6. Rose Hilburn Graham

    So very sorry for your loss!! Many fun days working with Tracy at the Herald. Georgia, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of you.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing. He was so much fun to be around when we worked together whether taking football and basketball photos or during elections at the Prairie County Clerks Office. He knew computers and photography inside and out. He leaves a huge void and will be greatly missed. Till we meet again, Tan Man, Rest in Peace. Prayers for his Mom and family.

  8. Georgia, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.” Matthew 5:4 says Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Love you much

  9. Earlene Tenison

    My heart goes out to you in this time of loss. I enjoyed talking with Tracy when he would come by Distance Learning to help me with a computer problem. He would always say, ” user error” and he was right most of the time. He would always laugh and say you owe me chocolate. He loved his chocolate. He was a joy to be around. He will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

  10. Tracy was good and gentle giant among the elementary students when I taught first grade for those many years. He was always kind to me even though he knew I would tell people my passwords and all those “not smart” tech things I always did. My Daddy and Mom always thought a great deal of Tracy as well. He will be missed.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss!! He was a kind caring and all around great guy!! He will truly be missed!!

  12. Susan and Larry Anthony

    He was a model student and good citizen! He was always willing and eager to help anyone who needed assistance!!

  13. I am so sorry to hear about Tracy. He was such a fun and helpful person. I worked with him at DAES for several years. He was always helpful and funny. He will be missed.

  14. Sorry to hear about Tracey!
    Please accept Our Deepest Condolences. Your Family will be in Our Prayers
    During your difficult time of Bereavement. It is so hard to hear about a young man that was so nice in school. May God Comfort his Family with Strength and Peace!

  15. Sorry to hear about Tracey!
    Please accept Our Deepest Condolences. Your Family will be in Our Prayers
    During your difficult time of Bereavement. It is so hard to hear about a young man that was so nice in school. May God Comfort his Family with Strength and Peace!

  16. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I loved Tracy Alan! That is what I always called him. He was so smart. He would come into my classroom and fix what was wrong and I would tell him to just fix it , and don’t tell me what how you did it because I was not going to understand it anyway! I would tell him he can not get down on second grade level. I would always give him some chocolate and things would be great. He always had so many great stories to tell me from the work he did on the farm to how his mom beat cancer. He loved the LORD. We talked many times about our salvation. So glad we did. We all loved Tracy Alan. He will be greatly missed!

  17. Billy and Gail Booth

    Similar themes are evident in the comments that many have made about Tracy Caviness. One obvious theme was Tracy’s willingness to help others, no matter the task at hand. Another recurring theme was his niceness, kindness, and respect for others. Still another theme concerned his intellectual knowledge and understanding of computers and how they work and what it takes to fix them, which is a trait that most of us do not have.
    As his uncle and neighbor, I saw firsthand those special qualities expressed often. Although his life was shorter than what we had hoped, he left a positive legacy to be cherished and appreciated by all those who knew him. We will miss him, but we are reminded that all believers in Christ will one day be together for all eternity.

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