Mr. Everette Lee Von Bruce, age 59, of Boomer, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Born August 24, 1962 in Campbell County, TN, he was a son of the late Lender Bartlett Bruce and Everette Bruce. Everette was an active member of Goshen Baptist Church. Bruce was a US Army Veteran, having served for 4 years and attaining the rank of SP4. In addition to loving the Lord, Bruce as he was known also loved raising horses and fishing. He mentored many children of all ages in horsemanship over the years.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ward Bruce, one daughter, Tabitha Richards of Boone, and grandchildren Zachary and Hailey, his father, Everette Bruce of Cookeville, Tennessee, one brother, Ray Bruce of Cookeville, Tennessee, a special niece, Marcie Edmisten and Jonathan, a special friend who was like a daughter, Breanna Pipes and her daughter, Serena. He is also survived by a number of other family member, friends and his church family. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a very special nephew, Jeremy.
Funeral services for Everette Bruce will be conducted Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12 noon at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be Preacher Brian Miller and Rev. Randall Lendermon. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 am until noon at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 130. Those attending are requested to wear a mask. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Online condolences may be shared with the Bruce family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Bruce family.