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Bruce L. Marsteller

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FLAT ROCK-Bruce L. Marsteller, age 69, of Flat Rock, NC, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his home, after a battle with cancer. Bruce was born in 1945 in Staton Island, New York to Dessalee and Harry Marsteller. He was a 1963 Graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, where he was very active in music. Bruce served proudly in the United States Air Force 1963-1968, and was a Vietnam veteran. On June 13, 1968, Bruce married Joyce Jones. Bruce followed his passion for flying and flew corporately from 1969 until 2009, and then retired from Victory Aviation in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., with over 24,000 flight hours, and several trips around the world. Bruce was active in Law Enforcement part-time, and was a member of the Barry County Sheriff's Department in Hastings, Michigan from 1976 to 1990. Bruce has long been active in Church in the different places he lived. Together, Bruce and his wife, Joyce , enjoyed traveling, camping, and horseback riding. Survivors include: his loving wife, Joyce Marsteller, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ginger Marsteller, his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Eddie Sweezy, his mother, Dessalee (Marsteller) Schuster, his sister, Linda (Marsteller) Lisle, and several grandchildren. Preceding Bruce in death are his father, Harry Marsteller, and his sister, Sonja (Schuster) Gleason. Visitation, followed by a memorial service, will be held at Upward Christian Fellowship, 991 Upward Rd, Flat Rock, NC on Friday, December 5th, 2014. A fellowship gathering will begin at 3:00pm, followed by the memorial service at 4:00pm. Military rites will be conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Partners, 68 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC, 28803. (Special thanks from the family to Becky Gilbert, with Care Partners, for the wonderful support) Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28731.
Published in The Times-News on Nov. 25, 2014
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