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Major GE Bruce, USMC (Ret.), 82

Major Gale Eugene Bruce, USMC (Ret.) 82 passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.  Mr. Bruce had been a resident of Clay County since 1980.  He served his country in the USMC and retired after 25 years in St. Louis, MO.  Following his retirement, he began working with Mississippi Valley Steel Company and transferred to Jacksonville in 1980 and retiring in 1985.  He was a member of the General Roy S. Geiger Marine Corps League 1047 and Fox Meadow Baptist Church of Lake Asbury.  Gale was a great husband, father, grandfather, and Marine.

Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley and is survived by his children, Mike (Lynn) Bruce, Terry (Andrea) Bruce and Jill (Randall) Richardson, 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the Chapel of Russell Haven of Rest with Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating.  USMC Honors will be performed at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to:   Roy S. Geiger Marine Corps League 1047, P.O. Box 2533 Middleburg, FL 32068.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Elaine Miller

    Jill, Mike & Terry,
    May you give each other comfort and strength. Extending heartfelt condolences.
    Somehow I lost track of your Dad after he moved in with Mike, I wish I hadn’t.
    One of many memories of Gale was his whistling.

    Deepest sympathy to all of you and yours.
    Elaine Miller