William V. Tracy, 72, a retired civilian employe at Fort Myer and the former owner and operator of the Temple Cleaners in Landover, died May 20 in a hospital in Brunswick, Ga., of an internal hemorrhage. He had been hospitalized two weeks earlier following a fall.

He lived in Apollo Beach, Fla., and was vacationing in Brunswick at the time of his death.

Mr. Tracy, who was born in Connecticut, moved to Landover Hills in 1941 when he joined the staff at Fort Myer as an administrative assistant. His duties included the operation of the base's laundry and bakery. He retired in 1966.

He owned and operated the Temple Cleaners from 1953 until he sold the business in 1974 and moved to Apollo Beach.

Mr. Tracy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie of Apollo Beach; two sons, Bob of Bowie, and John of Severn, Md.; four daughters, Mary Carter of Bowie, Patty Haley of Philadelphia, Edie Lolies of Glen Burnie, and Betsy Sadler of Kingsville, Tex.; two brothers, the Rev. John T., and Joseph Tracy, both of Port Richie, Fla.; a sister, Edith Noonan of North Palm Beach, Fla., and 19 grandchildren.