OBITUARY

Mr. Bruce Wayne Atteberry

September 24, 1958September 29, 2019

Bruce Wayne Atteberry, age 61 was born on September 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas at Stevens Park Hospital. Bruce transitioned from this earth on Sunday September 29, 2019 in Dallas, Texas after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Bruce is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Margaret Ann Alvis-Atteberry, sister Karen Schrolemer (Bob) brothers, Paul Stuart Atteberry of Duncanville, Texas, Gregg Lewis Atteberry of Cedar Hill, Texas, Scott Wesley Atteberry of Cedar Hill, Texas and Troy Dean Atteberry of Cedar Hill, Texas. Bruce is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Alvis Hagler of Kansas and step sister Devra Rose of Red Oak. Bruce is survived by his best friend Marty Hunt of Cleburne, Texas. Bruce also leaves eight nieces, two nephews, four great nieces and two great nephews. Bruce had a special bond with his niece Jessica Suzanne Atteberry- Allison and husband Nick. Bruce had a very special relationship with his great nephew Elijah Grant Brown and great niece Summer Ellen Allison. Elijah gave Bruce the nickname of Uncle Brucie Bruce. Bruce also leaves behind his two aunts, Shirley Wheeler Ivy (Billy) and Judy Wheeler Williams. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Dean Atteberry and Nita Joann Austin; his father-in-law James Fred Alvis and mother-in-law and 2nd mother, Margaret Joyce Alvis, and his son Derek Wayne Scott Atteberry. Bruce also leaves behind his beloved cat of nine years Jack Atteberry. They were truly inseparable. Bruce attended school in Lancaster, Texas and also attended Tarleton State University. Bruce spent many years in the flooring business. Bruce loved his family dearly and enjoyed holidays when everyone was together. Bruce loved to fish. Bruce referred to the beach as his happy place. Bruce also shared his wife’s love of animals. He lived by the motto “Do not let your past define your future".

Margaret wishes to thank Troy, Bruce's Brother for staying at the hospital with her. He stayed up over 36 hours the last of couple of days to support her. She would also like to thank Paul Atteberry for caring our pets.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter in the name of Bruce Wayne Atteberry.

https://www.tricityfriends.org/donate

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.laurellandfuneralhome.com for the Atteberry family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 3, 2019

Memories

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Nicholas Allison

October 4, 2019

I met Bruce later on in our lives, I was 30 ish when we begun our new nephew uncle relationship, I was still drinking when I was first introduced to Bruce, he never said anything to me about it and let me figure it out in my own way that I needed to stop doing so, we became close really quick like, he made me laugh and I think I made him laugh also, a few years later we all took a trip to Galveston, was a simple little trip with zero drama, the picture I choose to upload was actual taken during that trip, which now that I look at this pic again, all I see is God light shining on his face, also he's the only looking at the camera which also made me think this picture is worth 1000 words, during this trip I learned a ton of new information, which was always happening when I was around him, he introduced me to Red Fish, both eating and catching, which btw wow what a fantastic tasting din din, he showed me how to Sea fish and what it takes to wait also, we talked about everything under the sun, met a new person and caught a few Red Fish, but now looking back as I type this, I now see God was doing something completely different then just me learning a new hobbies, at this time I was in my earlier stages of being sober. Bruce was sponsoring me and neither one of us knew it, there was many times I needed to talk and he always answered or always called me right back, he got me through some difficult temptation days.

After that trip we really began a solid relationship, Margret and Bruce always had my little family over for holiday events and most importantly Dallas Cowboy games on Sundays, we would eat and fellowship and play some pool, he got really good.

Bruce I love you bud, your a good man and a great listener, thanks for always being there when we needed your wings to mount on, I do ask you hug a few of my peps in heaven and let them know I Love y'all everyone I'll be seeing y'all in a little while.


Allison Brown

October 3, 2019

Uncle Bruce helped to save my life one time. He was very selfless, and loving to all of his nieces and nephew. I will miss him dearly.
Love, Allison

Karen Rodgers

October 3, 2019

Margaret I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great man who loved you so much! I am so proud of how you stood by his side and stood up for him when he could not speak ..... I know he was so thankful for you . May God give you Peace , Comfort and Strength as you face the next couple days .. love you my friend !

Devra Rose

October 3, 2019

Bruce didn’t live in the house when my mother and his dad, Bob, got together but I remember all the boys coming over to eat and gather for barbecuing in the back.yard. We had a smoker that they all build inside the fireplace. They would tease me and rub my head till all my hair would stand up. They all thought that was funny! I remember climbing on all the carpet rolls as a little girl. I would ride on the carpet dolly up and down the building. I remember going to Rockport on the weekends and bringing back tons of shrimp to sale. I remember when we caught a huge alligator gar and we all got tons of pictures with it hanging up. That thing was taller than me! As we grew up, I lost contact with all my brothers but Bruce and Margaret showed up at my mothers funeral. Bruce had a heart of gold and I know Margaret had a lot to do with bringing that out in him! I love you, Bruce! Until I see you again!

Melody Herring

October 3, 2019

Even though we were gathered for a sad occasion I love the love in this photo. My mother always spoke of Bruce and his brothers and how much she missed them and wished she could visit with them. Getting to see him that day made her heart smile and I will always treasure this picture of them.

LaQuita Moffett

October 2, 2019

We are praying for you Margaret, Paul and the rest of the family, May God comfort ya'll during your time of grief. Bruce will me missed by all. I am so sorry for your loss.
Love,
LaQuita & Brooke

Aunt Henrietta

October 2, 2019

I will never forget the first day I met you. And the first day I meet Bruce. He had a wonderful smile no one will ever forget. He was such a sweet sweet person. I am very proud to call Bruce my friend and an outstanding nephew. Love that guy.

Love, Uncle James Boyd and Aunt Henrietta

Paula Brown Nichols

October 2, 2019

There is no one more real that Bruce Wayne Atteberry. He always had a smile and a hug ready. He was Elijah's Uncle Brucie Bruce and as Elijah says...they share each other's blood. Elijah loves his Uncle. Elijah would tell Bruce "My Aunt Margaret loves me more than you" and Bruce would just smile and say OK. Elijah and I will miss his presence but we both know we will see him again in heaven because we know that is where he is. His love was unconditional and what a wonderful influence he has been for Elijah. All our love and support for Aunt Margaret.

Devra Rose

October 2, 2019

Bruce has always been a caring big brother. Being older, he looked out for me. I remember all the cookouts and barbecuing at the house together. I loved Bruce, dearly and am grateful for older brothers to look out for me! Although they did pick on me sometimes LOL... but I wouldn’t have changed a thing! I love you Bruce!

Rodney Pace

October 2, 2019

It has been many years since I have seen Bruce my memories are back in school for I remember about Bruce he was pretty popular in school but it looks like he has come a long ways from school till now to have a great god loving wife with tells a lot about how far Bruce has come Rest In Peace Bruce 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏