Tracy Jones, whom as I describe as a go-getter, is dependable and does what she says she will do. Tracy was born in Miami, Florida and made the long trek, along with her family, to Fort Payne in 1979, where she graduated from Fort Payne High School in 1983. Tracy’s father’s family was from the Mentone area, which is what brought her family to Fort Payne. 

Tracy and her husband, Brian, own DeKalb Sportsman and Pawn, and Tracy serves on the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Tracy and Brian have three children: Tanner, Cassie and Gatlin. Tracy says, as parents, their focus has always been on their children. Now that their children have moved out of the family home and into adulthood, Brian and Tracy are experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome. 

Tracy and Brian have owned DeKalb Sportsman and Pawn for 11 years, and they offer a wide variety of hunting gear and much more. As a matter of fact, there isn’t much you won’t find at DeKalb Sportsman and Pawn, they carry: guns, bows, men’s casual clothing, hunting clothing for the entire family, rifles, handguns, tree stands, all hunting supplies, YETI coolers and travel mugs, a great shoe selection, and they even have safes. They also have a great selection of youth hunting equipment and guns. 

Brian and Tracy don’t have much time for hobbies; however, they love camping at DeSoto State Park, and they visit Cassie at Auburn University whenever they can find time to get away from the store. They are members of Fort Payne United Methodist Church and love attending events in the community. 

Tracy hopes to start the year off by committing to being even more involved in the community. She believes in Fort Payne and does so by supporting local businesses and participating in events. We are thankful to have Tracy on the Chamber board of directors. Thank you for your service, Tracy. 

For more information about DeKalb Sportsman and Pawn visit them on Facebook at DeKalb Sportsman. 


Jennifer McCurdy is director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. You can email her through the chamber’s website at

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