Bruce Gargis, age 89, of Sheffield, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, May 20, from noon until 2 p.m., at Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Barrett Long officiating. Interment will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens.
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Mr. Gargis was born Oct. 6, 1924, to John Henry and Lucy Morgan Gargis, in Leighton, Alabama. Mr. Gargis was a veteran of the United States Army, and served in World War II. Bruce served as a Colbert County commissioner and numerous terms as commission chairman. He was also a former business owner, and a member of the Baptist church.
Mr. Gargis was preceded in death by sisters, Mary B. Riner and Mildred L. Nichols, brothers, Tony Gargis, Lester Gargis, Howard Gargis, Willard Gargis, Billy Gargis, and John Gargis, mother of his children, Mattie LigonGargis, and stepson, Mike Thompson.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Kyle Gargis; sons, David Bruce Gargis (Wanda), of Sheffield, and Thomas Wade Gargis, of Priceville; stepdaughters, Vicki Spangler, of Decatur, and Kathy Richards (Mark), of Daphne; brother, Luther O'Neal Gargis (Leigh), of Muscle Shoals; grandchildren, Jared Gargis, of Huntsville, Scarlotte Gargis Smith (Todd), of Priceville, and Scott Gargis (Tina), of Decatur; and great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Colton Smith, of Priceville, Jessica and Andrew Schrimsher, of Trinity; and Gabriel Loustaunau, of Sheffield.
Pallbearers will be Roland Gargis, Tony Gargis, Roger Gargis, Jared Gargis, Scott Gargis and Cody Austin.
An online guest registry is available at www.morrisonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Florence Times Daily on May 19, 2014