Richard Bruce

Obituary of Richard Bruce

Richard L. Bruce BRITTON - Richard L. Bruce, age 82, of Britton passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was born to Lloyd and Mary Kay (Korican) Bruce on July 29, 1929. He married Joanne Bryant in August of 1958. Richard served in the U.S. Army. He assisted with the family farming business for many years while employed with the Ford Motor Company where he retired in 1995 after 33 years of service. Richard was known for having a big heart for others and was always willing to help or lend a hand to anyone in need. He had a great love for animals and especially his dogs, Maggee and Isabella. He would be found walking the dogs down town with a big smile on his face. Richard enjoyed playing cards throughout the years and loved watching the Detroit Lions and Tigers play. He was so proud of his Czech heritage and listened to his polka station on the radio every Sunday. Above all, Richard loved his family and when they gathered for holidays or a Sunday dinner, he was the happiest man on earth. Richard was a simple man, and he made the little things in life count the most. Richard is survived by his former wife, Joanne; four children; Carey (Tonya) Bruce, Genene Gray and Dave Montecinos, Tray (Linda) Bruce, and April (Tim) Halfmann; eleven grandchildren, three great grand children; one brother Jack and (Betty) Bruce of Charlotte, N. Carolina, and a brother in law Michael W. (Carol) Bryant of Mt. Vernon, Ky. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Thomas Bruce. Funeral services for Richard will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Reverend Michael Wayne Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeway Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
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