Tracy K. Schlarb

| November 23, 2021

Tracy K. Schlarb, 61, of West Lafayette passed away on Nov. 20, 2021, at The James Cancer Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born May 6, 1960, to the late James (2019) and Marthajean (Schumaker) Schlarb (2012). He was also preceded in death by his brother Michael (1969). A graduate of Ridgewood High School in 1978, the majority of his working life he was involved in working on vehicles at the Coshocton Auto Maintenance Garage. He was a former West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department member, a board member of the Living Memorial Scholarship committee, Relay for Life volunteer for Team Emmanuel, a member of West Lafayette Methodist Church, and a West Lafayette Township Trustee since 2009.

Trac enjoyed gardening for others, antique toys, local history, talking, and his community. He was a loyal friend who enjoyed helping and making others laugh.

He is survived by longtime companion Debra Scheetz of West Lafayette, Aunts Sara Schlarb of West Lafayette and Patricia Zwilling of Upper Arlington, several cousins, and many friends. He will especially be missed by the families of Mike and Laura Lowe of West Lafayette, Joel Lapp of Fresno, Nancy and Jim Williams of Coshocton, and the Bob Scheetz family of Worthington.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 27 at West Lafayette United Methodist Church at 11:00 am with Pastor Matt Anderson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Fairfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tracy’s name to the Living Memorial Scholarship fund in care of the Coshocton Foundation, 220 S. 4th St. Coshocton, OH 43812, The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the location of services.

Due to health and safety concerns related to Covid-19, the family requests masks be worn at all times for the health and safety of our guests.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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