David L. Bruce(1943 - 2013)

David L. Bruce, 70

David L. Bruce of Oakland, Arkansas, passed away on April 25, 2013 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born February 14, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Leo A. and Edith R. Bartlett Bruce. His first wife was Claudette A. Bier, and to this marriage one son was born. He married Cathy Henry Conver on August 29, 1986.

Dave retired from General Motors, Chevrolet Division, in 1999 after 32 years of service. He served as nationwide auditor for several years then was Customer Service Manager for the states of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. He retired as District Service Manager in Des Moines, Iowa. Dave and his wife, Cathy, moved to Oakland in 2002. Dave loved to fish and was skilled at woodworking. He was also a NASCAR fan, of course in favor of Chevrolet. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy of Oakland; his parents, Leo and Edith Bruce of Mountain Home; son, Matthew Bruce of Michigan; stepsons, James Conver of Nevada and Scott (Elizabeth) Conver of California and a brother, William A. Bruce of Michigan. He is also survived by four nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert J. Bruce and Jack C. Bruce.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Oakland Cemetery, Highway 5 North, with Life Tribute Celebrant Frank Daniels officiating. Per David's request there will be no visitation. Roller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to either Hospice of the Ozarks or the Oakland Cemetery Upkeep Fund. Visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Baxter Bulletin from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2013