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Joseph Tracy Clay

October 28, 1939 — April 23, 2023

Williamsfield, Ohio


Williamsfield, Ohio - Joseph Tracy Clay, age 83, died on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at ACMC in Ashtabula, Ohio. He was born on October 28, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Goodman) and Joseph Tracy Clay, Sr. Joe was a 1957 graduate of Jackson Milton High School, and served in the United States Army, 185th Engineering Company, 5th US Army. He began farming while in North Jackson, and continued to dairy farm on his own on Blue Springs Farm in Williamsfield, Ohio. Farming was ingrained in his soul and though he retired from dairy farming, he continued to farm up until the last week of his life. Joe restored classic and vintage cars, and collected old tractors and toys.
He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his three children, Tracy Lynn (Larry) Miller of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Michelle Ann Clay, and Scott Allen Clay both of Eustis, Florida; his brother, William E. (Louellen) Clay of Arcadia, Florida; four grandchildren, Patrick, Elizabeth, Michael, and Hannah; two great-granddaughters, Addison, and Caroline; and many nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at the Williamsfield Community Center, 5920 US-322, Williamsfield, OH 44093 .  Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Andover, OH, is handling the arrangements.  Share a fond memory at

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williamsfield Community Center

5920 US-322, OH, Williamsfield,, OH 44093

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