Tracy Lee James

GILLETTE – A celebration of life barbecue for Tracy Lee James will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the Weston County Fairgrounds in Newcastle. He died July 29, 2020, in Gillette. 

Tracy Lee James was born March 7, 1961, in Hot Springs, S.D. He lived on the family ranch southwest of Newcastle and attended country schools in the area. He attended high school in Lusk for a portion of his senior year in the late 1970s, graduating from Newcastle High School.

Tracy was active in 4-H and Junior rodeos growing up. Tracy helped his mother, Francy Martin, the former Francy Sedgwick of Lusk, with her racehorses and worked for various racetracks. Tracy went on to work for James International Refinery in Texas and from there he worked for various companies in the oil field. 

He married Warrene Conlin in October 1989. In the 1990’s, Tracy trucked over the road to all 48 connected States and Canada. In 2004, Tracy went to work for Black Hills Trucking, Inc, in Gillette, where he worked until his passing. 

Tracy is survived by his wife, sons, Justin James and James Todd; daughter, Lisa (Dylan) Duckworth; grandchildren, Klasina and Quinlan; mother, Francy Martin of Casper and his sister Kelly (Mike) Daniels Of Osage; one niece Holly Daniels and two nephews, Josh Daniels and Tom James. 

Tracy was preceded in death by his father, Michael “Mick” James, formerly of Lusk, and brother, Michael “Punk” James. 

Cremation has taken place.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at


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