Tony Tracy

Obituary of Tony Lee Tracy

TONY LEE TRACY earned his angel wings and went to be with our Lord on December 6, 2023, at home with his wife holding his hand.  Tony was born on June 22, 1950, in Mattoon, Illinois as the second son of John and Martha Tracy.  Being in a military family they lived in many places in the United States, France, and Japan, although Columbia, SC was home.  Tony graduated from Lower Richland High School in 1968.  Then became a Jayhawk for the University of Kansas class of 1971.  He was proud to be the Head Yell leader of the men’s cheer squad.  Tony retired from a local law firm in 2015 and was best known as manager of Clean View Car Wash on Harbison Blvd for many years. Tony loved playing golf, shotting pool (8 and 9 ball), working in his beautiful yard and spending time with friends and family.  He rescued many dogs and cats on roadways while driving his trademark silver bullet, Honda S2000.  His two rescue Pit Bulls, Mia and Daisy will miss him terribly but not as much as his beloved wife of 32 years, Laurie.  Tony and Laurie were soul mates and very happy together.  When you saw one of them you would normally see the other.  He will be remembered as a kind and loving man with a great smile and contagious laugh. He had a way of talking to strangers and becoming friends quickly.  The last three months of his life he struggled with brain cancer, Glioblastoma, making him essentially mute until his brain completely shut down his body.

He is preceded in death by father, John A. Tracy; mother, Martha M. Tracy; brother, Michael E. Tracy; and sister-in-law, Rue Ann Tracy; as well as many pets.  Tony is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Laurie D. Tracy; sons, Joseph N. Tracy (Kristy) and Mark A. Tracy (Amy); brother, John A. Tracy II (Margaret). Grandchildren: Olivia, Chloe, Gavin, Landon, Neyland and Easton.  Many nieces, nephews and countless friends that became family, he loved them all. 123 which means, I Love You.

The family will have a celebration of life service in 2024.  For more information you may reach out to

Please make donations in lieu of flowers to either American Brain Tumor Association, or locally to Palmetto Lifeline to help them save more animals in need

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