David "Bruce" Tams passed away March 3, 2013, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, surrounded by his loving family following a 10-year battle with cancer.
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Bruce was the only child born to Margaret Murphy Tams and Floyd Tams on Aug. 26, 1946. He grew up in Logan and attended Logan city schools, graduating from Logan High in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1969 and was honorably discharged. He served on the USS Epperson destroyer as a sonar technician based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
On July 18, 1967, he married Linda K. Peterson and together they had three children. After being discharged from the Navy, they returned home to Cache Valley making their home in Smithfield, Utah, and then settling in Logan. He started working at Moore Business Forms in October 1969, retiring as a press operator in 2010.
He enjoyed John Wayne movies, Louis L'Amour books, shooting pool at the White Owl and golfing, hunting and fishing with his friends and son. He also enjoyed just getting in his truck and going for a drive. He took great pride in his yard. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the joy of his life and he cherished every one of them, always desiring for them to succeed and be happy.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, grandparents, father-in-law Stuart Peterson and several aunts and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda; children Teresa Lyn Hallberg, Lisa (Bruce) Childs and Robert Bruce "Bubba" Tams; eight grandchildren, Bre Childs, Shelby Childs, Brianna Hallberg, Jaden Camphouse, Dalton Childs, Bracken Camphouse, Austin Hallberg and Tayson Childs; three great-grandsons, Emmett Hallberg, Jaxon VanNatter (Camphouse) and Cooper Marshall; and mother-in-law Avis Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, March 8, 2013, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday prior to the services at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2013