Tracy V Bainbridge, 69 of Three Rivers, Michigan passed away Tuesday May 10, 2022 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Tracy was a graduate of Three Rivers High School. On July 7, 1973, he married his high school sweetheart Kathy, and they proceeded to build a life together. He was a talented mechanic and enjoyed traveling during his truck driving years. Despite never learning to read music, he taught himself to play guitar by ear and became the lead guitarist of a local band, Mellow Daze.

In the early 80s, he started Commercial Painters and later, American Tree Service. He took great pride in his work and made many new lifelong friends through his customers. When he wasn’t working, you could find him at one of the local race tracks or heading somewhere fun to go camping in his motorhome. He loved all things nature and country, and looked forward to 4-wheeler and canoe trips with family and friends.

Tracy will be missed by his daughter Christine (Paul) Lubieniecki, his son Matthew (Allison) Bainbridge; his grandchildren Jared, Ryan, and Alex Lubieniecki and Oliver Bainbridge; his mother Carole Taylor-Borden as well as brothers Jeff (Debbie) Bainbridge, Chris (Ruby Yoder) Bainbridge, Casey Bainbridge; sisters Dawn (Pat) Kane, Sherri Stutsman, and Darcey Borden of Centerville, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, Marge, his dog Cooper, and many friends.

Tracy is preceded in death by his wife Kathy, his father Bill, brothers; Mike, Sam, Rusty, Billy and his sister Sandy.

We will be holding a celebration of life, just as he would have wanted, June 11 at 2:00 at his residence, 58335 County Line Rd. in Three Rivers. Memorial donations may be directed to the Huntington Disease Society of America.

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