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John William Bruce
19 March 1922    -     17 January 2009
Bunc Co NC                 Bunc Co NC
CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Obituaries

John William Bruce

Fairview – John William Bruce, 86, of 1052 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview, died on Saturday,
January 17, [2009], at St. Joseph Campus Mission Hospitals.

A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Bruce was a son of the late Arthur and Sara Elizabeth
Gentry Bruce. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ann Allman, and
brother, Benjamin Paul Bruce.

Mr. Bruce retired from Three Mountaineers, where he worked as a woodworker. He was a
member of Oakley Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Bruce; daughter, Sheila Robinson and husband, Kerry, of Fairview; sons, Mike Bruce and
wife, Karen, of Oakley, and Jerry Bruce and wife, Carolyn, of Arden; sister, Elizabeth Langford of Weaverville; brothers,
Harry Bruce of Weaverville, and Billy Bruce of Leicester; and grandsons, Gary Bruce, and Robert Wolfe.

The funeral service for Mr. Bruce will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Avenue, with the
Revs. Tom Pierce and Gayle Brown officiating. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery.
His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
The family gives special thanks to the staff of the Laurels of Greentree.

The memorial register is available at Obituaries at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

Published: 2009-01-18

Sources: Asheville Citizen-Times;
        Social Security Death Index.