John Franklin "Frank" Bruce

John Franklin "Frank" Bruce

Manchester, TN

Mr. John Franklin "Frank" Bruce, age 66, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his residence in Manchester, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation with the Bruce family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday at Manchester Funeral Home and his body will lie in state at the church from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Frank was born in Greenville, SC, the son of the late John Isom Bruce and Dorothy "Ginny" Looper Bruce of Easley, SC. Mr. Bruce served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. After his military service, he worked at Michelin Tire in Greenville, SC before going to Continental General Tire in Mt. Vernon, IL, where he was a production manager. He was formerly a Bridgestone manager and was the computer lab manager at Westwood Middle School. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Manchester, where he drove the Vacation Bible School bus. He volunteered with "Angels on Assignment" while in Mt. Vernon, IL. He enjoyed tutoring kids and reading, liked woodwork and doing yard work.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Bruce is also survived by his loving wife, Katherine "Erin" West Bruce of Manchester; one son, John F. (Rachel) Bruce, Jr. of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Katherine R. "Katie" Bruce of Smyrna; one sister, Jackie Bruce (John) Orr of Easley, SC; and one grandchild, Lotus Greer.

The family requests memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355



Funeral Home

Manchester Funeral Home
214 E Main Street Manchester, TN 37355

Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 23, 2013