A native of Greenville County he was the son of the late Andrew B. and Minnie Lee Fortune Bruce and the husband of Winifred Watson Bruce. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken and a former member of Enoree Baptist Church in Enoree, SC where he had served as Deacon and Sunday school teacher, he was a Veteran of the US Army Signal Corps and the 8th Air Force and was retired from W. R. Grace.
Survivors in addition to his wife of the home include one daughter, Marilyn Littlefield and her husband Duanne of West Columbia; one son, Michael Bruce and his wife Debbie of Aiken; one son-in-law, Stan Mitchell of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patty Bruce Mitchell, a sister, Myrtle Mae Wilson and a brother, Luther Bruce.
Visitation will be held Friday April 19, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Woodruff, SC, prior to the 3:00 PM Funeral Service to be held in the Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Herbert Garrett. Entombment will follow in Graceland East Cemetery in Greenville, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millbrook Baptist Church 223 South Aiken Blvd., Aiken, SC 29803. The family is at the home.
Forest Hills Funeral Home Stribling Memorial Chapel Woodruff, SC.