Bruce Fanguy

January 5, 1928February 28, 2013
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Bruce Joseph Fanguy (85) of Atlanta, died Thursday, February 28 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Montgomery Fanguy; his children Carolyn Byars (Hardin) of Atlanta; Anne-Marie McLeod (Cory) of Charlotte; and John Fanguy (Maurine) of Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren: Ryan and Emily Byars, Thomas and Daniel Montgomery, Julia and Jack Fanguy; and two great-grandchildren: Tyler and Amber Byars. He also leaves his siblings Rose Mary McKelvey (Thomas) of Macon Ga., and Roy Fanguy (Mary Ann) of College Station, Texas. He is preceded in death by his son, Bruce Montgomery Fanguy and his parents George and Rose Anna Bacon Fanguy.

Born in New Orleans, Bruce grew up in Greenwood, Miss., where he graduated from Greenwood High School in 1945. He graduated from Mississippi State with an Electrical Engineering degree and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1949, he began his career at Rotary Lift Company in Memphis. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1953, and then returned to Rotary Lift, which later became Dover Corporation. He worked in the Birmingham, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Horn Lake, Miss. offices, retiring in 1992 as Vice President of Modernization, Dover Elevator Systems.

An Eagle Scout, Bruce was active with Boy Scout Troop 341 at St. Louis Church in Memphis. In retirement, he was the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 362 at Madonna Learning Center. He was also an avid golfer and woodworker.

Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at H.M. Patterson & Son, Marietta, Ga. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Atlanta. Interment will be Sunday, March 17, Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga. Memorials may be sent to Madonna Learning Center, Germantown, Tenn., the Boy Scouts of America or the charity of the donor’s choice


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 17, 2013

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December 31, 2013

Virginia, I just learned of Bruce's passing by a message on the computer. May I extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. We were classmates at GHS, and I remember having met you at a class reunion several years ago.
Mary Louise Galey Browning

Steve Fusi

December 24, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mr. Fanguy's passing. He was a true gentleman and I remember him fondly. To the entire family; please accept my sincere condolences.
Steve Fusi

Wendy Deter

May 18, 2013

I was sorry to read about Mr Fanguys reading the obituary, I learned that Bruce had preseeded him in death. I was unaware and am so sorry for both losses. Bruce was a college friend and we were close when he was in Atlanta after UGA. I was shocked to read that he passed at such a young age.
Sincerly, Wendy Borges Deter

March 23, 2013

Dear Mrs. Virginia Fanguy, I just came across this web page telling the passing away of your husband. I am sorry to hear of your loss and pray for God's blessingis and love to be with you at this time in your life. My name is Scott Coleman. We use to live across the street on Margavera Terrace in Chamblee, GA We moved from there in 1967. My brother David and I use to play with your son Bruce. I remember when we built a tree house in your back yard. I remember sleeping out at night there and your mother making pancakes for us in the mornings. I now live in Lilburn, Ga and have been teaching in DeKalb County Schools for 23 years now. I have fond memories growing up in that neighborhood and playing with Carolina and Bruce. How are they doing these days? I'd like to hear how they are. I'll send my email address and hope to hear from you. Thank You, and may God bless and keep you in his arms always.

March 16, 2013

Dear Virginia, My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family over the recent passing of Bruce. My thoughts immediately went back to all the good memories of our early times at the Greenwood Schools and then to our time at Mississippi Sate and Sigma Chi Fraternity. We all had a group of friends during that period of time and we have all remained close since that time. He will forever remain in my memories. ----- Marion Flanagan

March 8, 2013

Dear Virginia This was very sad but brought back many good memories. I will always remember the Montgomery family eserially you and carolyn. God bless you and your family. Love Donna Kramer Brommer Mceniry

March 6, 2013

Dear Virginia,Anne-Marie,John and families:
I heard the sad news from Roupen. I only have good memories of your family,you made us feel at home in Memphis when we were trying to adjust as new immigrants to this country. John has been a great friend to Roupen.
My sincere condolences to you all,my prayers are with you.
Sossie Puzantian

William Barrentine

March 4, 2013

I am sorry to hear of Bruce's passing.
He was a long time friend. We attended High school together and MSU. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Patricia Evans

March 4, 2013

Rosemary ... I just heard the sad news. I remember Bruce from his friendship with my brother, Howard Evans. I've lost all four of my siblings so I know how it hurts. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Mary Louise Galey Browning

March 4, 2013

Virginia, I was sorry to learn of Bruce's death. I remember you and Bruce fondly when you came to out high school class reunions. Please extend my sympathy to all the family.
Mary Louise Galey Browning