John S. Bruce, 83, of Wendell died Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Robeson County, the son of the late Java and Elizabeth June Bruce and was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Bruce was a retired automotive mechanic and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jo Ann Bruce; a son, John “Donnie” Bruce of Wake Forest; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Theda Tyndall and her husband, James, of Lumberton, Faye Butler and her husband, Zeb, of Raeford and Betty Fulk of Lumberton; and a brother, Kenneth Bruce and his wife, Toni, of Lumberton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Shannon Scott officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Owens, Steve Cantin, Gene Spence, Butch Lynn, Paul Spivey, Ricky Mason, Joe Lowery, and Jeremy Strickland. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Deal, Tim Watkins, Bill Summey, Willy Miles, Wilson Sawyer, Roy Colson, Ralph Justice and Larry Baker.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County or to Mount Vernon Baptist Church.