Robert E. Bruce, 81, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Thursday, February 23, 1939, in Sheffield, TX, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL.
Bob retired as a bus driver for Metro Transit of St. Louis. He was a member of O’Fallon Assembly of God Church, O’Fallon IL, and a United States Marine Corp. Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Sereno and Dorothy, nee Greer, Bruce
- Sister, Nancy Togias
- Brother, Jack Bruce
Surviving are his:
- Wife, Patricia Lynne, nee Rickerd, Bruce of Fairview Heights, IL
- Dianna McDonald of Port Orange, FL
- Robert (Charlotte) Bruce, Jr. of Shiloh, IL
- James Bruce of Belleville, IL
- David (Amy) Bruce of Belleville, IL
- 6 Grandchildren
- 7 Great-Grandchildren and an 8th due in March 2021
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Live streaming can be viewed at time of service at www.facebook.com/kurrusfh on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:00am.
Funeral: Private Funeral Services. Interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
To Capt Mayssonet and family, we are very sorry for your loss during this time. Please accept our sincerest condolences and may you find peace and comfort in his memory.
Patti and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a sweet man with a smile on his face every time I talked with him. Please know that I am praying for all of you that God would give you peace during this most difficult time.
Bruce Family, So sorry for your loss. He was an awesome father and man and though it’s hard we know he’s in a better place.
My heart goes out to you and your family.
Bob and I seemed to click from the first time I stole his coat at church. The four of us had some fun times together. You were Wilma’s best friend, and from the first time I met Bob I considered him my friend.
Praying that the peace of God rests on you.
You two will be together again one day. Hang on to the precious times the years blessed you with.
I am so sorry and am praying for your whole family. No words can comfort you during this time but knowing he is with Jesus will help. Love you all.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep the memories in your hearts. Your family’s are in my prayers
Oh Patti my heart breaks for you and your family! Praying that the unexplainable peace God gave me when mom passed is now given to you!
We are so sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of ur husband bob patty he will be missed by so many who love him and his family
I’m soo sorry I for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for you and the entire family.
Dear, Sweet Patty, Dianne, Rob, Jim, David, and extended family.
I am so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your sweet husband & beloved father. I’ve always known Bob to be a very friendly, kind, humorous, and patient, easy going guy.. I pray you’ll find comfort in warm, happy memories of a lifetime spent together, and I pray that your broken hearts will be healed by God’s promises of life eternal and of being reunited in our heavenly home.
Patty and family, my heart hurts for you all. For all the years that I’ve known Bob, he always leaves me with good memories, he was such a nice man, always friendly and easy to talk to. The end of the journey has ended for him here, but oh the joy that he must be experiencing now beyond this world, in heaven, seeing Jesus face to face. My prayers are with you all in this hard time, that God will ease your sorrows and renew your strength and bring you joy and peace in the days ahead.
May God’s comfort and peace surround you.
Cousin Bobby taught us how to bop and other dances in our kitchen. He was always fun to have around.
Praying for Pat and family.