John L. Bruce (1946 - 2012)

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John L. Bruce

Marietta, SC

John L. Bruce, 66, of Marietta passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his home.

Born in Marietta, SC he was a son of the late Elbert Whitmire and Carrie Lyda Johnson Bruce. Mr. Bruce was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a staff sergeant; he proudly served two tours in Vietnam; he was a retired truck driver and a member of Wayside Baptist Church in Easley.

Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Diane James Bruce of the home; 3 brothers, James R. Bruce, Edward C. Bruce and William E. Bruce; a sister, Ellen Irene Conner and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday at The Howze Mortuary Chapel conducted by The Reverend Roger Todd. Burial will follow in Grand View Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:45 AM Wednesday at the mortuary prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be, Dennis Jones, Roger Jones, Ricky Bruce, Jamie Bruce, Norman Young, Paul Dahlquist, Parker Owens, Dean Bruce, Buck Burgess and Robert Bruce.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of arrangements. (864) 834-8051

Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 21, 2012
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