Kerry Lee Bruce
July 30, 1959 – July 18, 2019
KERRY LEE BRUCE - July 30, 1959 to July 18, 2019 Kerry passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019, after his hard fought battle with lung cancer. He was born, July 30, 1959 at Whiteman Airforce Base, MO, the son of J.C. & Ada Louis (Hannah) Bruce. Kerry graduated from La Monte High School, La Monte, MO, Class of 1977. He was employed for 12 years at the Jackson County Public Water District #1 in Grandview, MO. Kerry was a proud member of the Grandview Hickman Mills Elks Lodge for the past 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hanging out with his friends and family, boating, and fishing.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be remembered by all as a man of integrity, humor and kindness. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Ada Louise (Hannah) Bruce. He is survived by his loving wife of 4 years, Dawn Annette (Blackmon) Bruce, his son James Ryan (Mary) Bruce, a stepson, Tyler Dye, two grandchildren, James Ryan (JR) Bruce, Jr., & Ethan Morse Bruce. He is also survived by 3 wonderful brothers, James Kent (Cathy) Bruce, Clifton (Beverly) Bruce, and Mark (Grace) Bruce. Nieces and Nephews, Alex & Edie Bruce, Dawn & Bob Akerson, Lori Bruce Bulen, Mary & Bobby Karigan, Stacy & Mike Embry, Mark & Victoria Fries, Molly & Raphael Fernandez, and several great-nieces and nephews. Also, 2 adopted brothers, Jim Brown & Joe Cushing. Kerry is also survived by his parents-in-law Arnold and Toni Rae Blackmon; brothers-in-law Scott (Valerie) Blackmon, Timmy (Gaye) Blackmon; sister-in-law Kim (John) Stringer and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, July 28th at the Grandview Hickman Mills Elks Lodge, 13600 Arrington Rd, Grandview, MO 64030. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, an organization that was very near and dear to Kerry.
- St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
- Memorial Service Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Open Mic Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Reception Sunday, July 28, 2019
Kerry Lee Bruce
July 28, 2019
I'm glad I got to see "Bruce" a few years ago before he became ill. To all of Kerry's family, I pray that you are at peace with the knowledge that God gives us a short time here, and then we are called home. Let's be thankful for the time we have together and remember all the good we've been given to share.
July 26, 2019
We had a lot of fun times during our childhood, riding mini bikes and hanging out. Until we meet again dear friend.
July 24, 2019
I pray your at peace & now rest in the arms of our loving Father, in His mercy, complete with no more pain. God speed my friend.
July 23, 2019
Until We Meet Again!
I will always remember those special times..Laughing, talking, and all of us hanging out. I will cherish those memories! I will remember your smile :-) You’re forever in my heart ..... until next time! Love ya Kerry! Hugs Margie
With my deepest sympathy to The Bruce family! Hugs to all of you 😇🙏
July 22, 2019
I’m going to miss our conversations. When I first started there at the lodge four years ago, Kerry and I would sit out on the deck sometimes and have some pretty entertaining conversations. He will be dearly missed by all.
July 21, 2019
To the Bruce family!
I am so sorry for the loss of Kerry. I have so many great memories of spending time with him and you all! My best memory was the weekend we spent at your dad's for the 4th of July. I still laugh to myself thinking of the silly things we did especially us lining up in the chairs acting like we were on a roller coaster. Nothing like being with people who you can be yourself with and no judgement. I love you all! This is a fantastic picture of Kerry. He will be missed, no matter how long it would be that I didn't see him he always had a smile and big old hug for me.