J.T. Bruce, 77, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Whittaker, he was the son of the late John and Lizzie Waits Bruce and had been a Manila resident since 1963. He was a retired wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Manila.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Clements Bruce of the home; a son, Michael Bruce of Osceola; two daughters, Dianne Sparks and Pamela Chipman, both of Manila; a sister, Jodie Lee McDonald of Mobile, Ala.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church in Manila with Rev. James Chipman officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
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