Charles Ernest Bruce born February 18, 1932 in Helena, Montana. Parents were Charles E and Alice Pauline Young Bruce. Brother Donald Bruce and sister Emily Stephens preceded him. Survived by Shirley Johnson, Bill Stephens, and Jackie Stoner. Married to Dannie Lou Bruce on August 24, 1957 until she past October 28, 2007. He remarried on January 3, 2009 to Martha Jane Blair.
Survived by 3 daughters Alice Burns, Kathy Bruce, and Janet Goolsby; 2 granddaughters Rosanne Richards, and Trisha Goolsby; 3 grandsons Jesse Burns, Spencer Burns, and Thomas Goolsby; 2 great granddaughters Ruby Burns and Margaret Burns; 2 step daughters Deborah Blair and Glenda Adams; and 2 step granddaughters Anna Adams and Ruth Comstock; 2 step grandsons Jeffrey Adams and Jared Adams.
He was an active member of Mt Herman United Methodist Church (UMC). He was also active with Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Lions Club, and Ruritans.
Memorial service will be held in Mount Jackson, Virginia at Mt Herman, UMC 3821 Orkney Grade on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00. Reception to follow in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Parkinson foundation in his memory.