Gale William Bruce

January 3, 1924January 4, 2013

Gale William Bruce, 89, passed away Friday, January 4 at a local hospital. He was a native Tennessean and lived most of his adult life in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Tusculum College.

Gale was a Veteran of World War II, having served as a radio man with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul B. and Ruby R. Bruce and a brother, Leonard R. Bruce.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Emge Bruce; daughters, Leslie Ann Bruce, Nashville, Elaine Gale Bruce and Valerie (Gerry) Gifford, Chattanooga; his sister, Dorcas B. Morgan, Knoxville; grandson Jeremy (Bambi) Gifford, Fort Oglethorpe and their children, Clayton, Catelyn, Dakota and Brynn; granddaughter Carrie (Freddie) Russell and their children, Alex, Caitlin, Olivia and Kaelyn and many members of the extended family.

The family will receive friends from 4PM to 6 PM Sunday and 5 PM to 7 PM Monday at the East Chapel. A private graveside service will be held in Knoxville .

Arrangements by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Rd.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013

Gale William Bruce

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Daniel Estefano

March 9, 2013

Memory Eternal dear Gale.

January 8, 2013

I'll miss you, Big Brother.

January 7, 2013

I'll miss you Big Brother--

Chaplain Richard Reuer

January 6, 2013

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one.

If you wish for a personalized memorial sympathy card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send your request to:

Chaplain Richard Reuer
Honoring Those Who Served Ministry
1206 6th St SW
Minot, ND 58701

Or click on CONTACT ME to email a mailing address for which card be mailed to.

This service is a free to all veteran families. I wish to thank you for your serving from one veteran to another - Thanks!