Memorial for "Little" Super Hero Monday Evening

Updated 4 years ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor
Now Flying with the Angels...
Now Flying with the Angels...

EDITOR'S NOTE: In addition to the "little heroes" mentioned here, an anonymous former comic writer and current entertainment writer seeks prayers and hope for his wife as they seek guidance on a "second opinion" for her cancer. They have a little hero. They do not live in WV.

A memorial service for the six year old "superhero," Tracy Dale Evans, will be held Monday night, May 19, at the Jefferson Avenue Church of God, 2039 Jefferson Avenue, at 6 p.m.

The Central City Elementary student passed away after a cancer battle May 10. His funeral and visitation occurred in Lincoln County. Since he had made many Huntington friends who could not make the Chapmanville and Harts, WV service, the Huntington remembrance has been added.

The young "hero" made friends with the "super heroes" from Huntington's Heroes for Higher John Buckland, who "plays" Batman, wrote on Facebook, "Thank you Thankfor the honor and privilege of knowing Tracy Dale! And thank you for sharing his bedside with us, as we ARE family and we are blessed to know you all..REMEMBER, LITTLE HEROES NEVER DIE, THEY GO TO HEAVEN TO INSPIRE THE ANGELS!"

Heroes for Higher has attracted national praise on the Today Show and a non-profit organization application has been filed.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, who made Tracy, "Mayor for a Day," is expected to attend the memorial along with members from Heroes for Higher.

A medical expense account has been established at First Sentry Bank, 823 8th St.,  Donations should be sent there with  ATTN: Mary Beth Sharp, and "Tracy Dale Evans Fund" in the memo line.


For a look at all the "little heroes" visited by Batman, Batgirl, Captain America, Spiderman and Catwoman, visit,


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