Tony Scott Bracy began his life as the third of four children of Norris and Georgia (Thompson) Bracy. Born on his parents’ wedding anniversary on June 8, 1965, they always declared he was the best present they could have asked for.
Tony discovered a lifelong passion when he learned to ride motorcycles at the age of 5. Many happy weekends were consumed by racing with his father and brother in competitions across Montana and adjoining states.
Tony attended the Lockwood School System and graduated with the Billings Senior High Class of 1983. In 1984, he married Jennie Fitzsimmons, his high school sweetheart. Although they later divorced, they had three children together: Tony Ray “TJ,” Jayde Ann, and Jacob Ryan, all of whom he adored.
After high school, Tony moved with his wife to California. He, along with his brother Todd and his mother Georgia, started and were partners in a moving company called Budget Relocation Systems. He also started a company with a friend called JET GEAR after he was captivated by the exhilaration of jet skis.
Nevertheless, while in California, Tony continued his motorcycle racing, and was known as “Racy Bracy” in the flat track scene. He loved his colorful life and was loved by many!
Tony moved back to Montana following his parents in 2007. He was his dad’s right hand man on their acreage. Together, Tony and Norris started buying, repairing and selling old cars. For a hobby, the Bracys had three Scottish Highlander Cows for whom Tony enjoyed caring.
But motorcycles remained Tony’s passion. As soon as he had returned to Montana, he sought a membership and began racing with the Billings Motorcycle Club.
He was racing motorcycles on April 28, 2013, when he suffered devastating, irreparable injuries that later led to his passing. He left this world to go shake up Heaven on May 2, 2013. He continued to be a hero in the end by choosing to be an organ donor.
We will be having a Celebration of Life on his birthday, June 8, 2013, at Norris and Georgia Bracy’s home, 7058 South Billings Blvd., at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his name to the Billings Motorcycle Club, PO Box 20421, Billings, MT 59104.
He is survived by his three children Tony Ray “TJ,” Jacob Ryan, and Jayde Ann (Chris) Ansevin; his grandson Cooper Ansevin; his parents Norris and Georgia Bracy; his sisters Tamara (Dr. H. Russell) Harvey, and Tara (Jerry) Wolf; his brother Todd (Tomasa) Bracy; his nieces and nephews Nicholas and Julia Harvey, Jeremy and Jessica Wolf, and Zakary and Sawyer Bracy; his aunt Roberta “Bertie” Maddox; and his cousins Chase (Debbie) Maddox, Chad (Michelle) Maddox, along with their children.