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Bruce Wayne Smith

1948 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Bruce Wayne Smith Obituary
9/10/1948 - 11/10/2017

Bruce died from complications from a stroke. Bruce was born in Riverside, attended Rubidoux High School and graduated from Palm Springs High School in 1966. He then served in combat with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He got an AA degree in Philosophy from C.O.D. He married Heather Heikes and soon welcomed a son. They lived in Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, and Riverside. Bruce retired from Orco Block after 25 years.
He was an obsessive rockhound, estate sale and thrift shop aficionado, photographer, and golfer. He was also active in veteran's affairs and started a program to help rehabilitate vets through playing golf.
He is survived by his wife Heather; his son Adrian; his brothers Jim, Michael, & David. He was beloved "Uncle Brucie" to Julia, Bert, Jason, Ilene, Ava, & Evan.
His celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 18 at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 5969 Brockton Avenue in Riverside, CA 92506.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2017
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