Joseph G. "Boppa Joe" Bruno III

October 4, 1945March 29, 2018

Joseph G. "Boppa Joe" Bruno III, age 72, of Helena, Alabama, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018. He was born and raised in Brierfield, Alabama and graduated from Bibb County High School where he excelled in athletics. Following graduation, he moved to Birmingham, got into the car business and soon owned Roebuck Dodge and later, Bruno's Automotive Sales. He was an honest businessman and good to his employees. His happy place was the farm where he was raised. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph G. Bruno II; and mother, Thelma Weeks Bruno. He is survived by sons, Joseph G. "Joey" Bruno IV (Terry) and Vincent "Vince" Bruno; grandchildren, Brittney Bruno, Brandy Parker (Nick), Vincent Paul Bruno, Jr., and Emma Claire Bruno; brother, Jim Bruno (Beth); sister, Jerri Hall; nieces and nephews, Leigh Green (Stephen), Sam Bruno (Jennifer), Robert Hall; 1 great-nephew; 2 great-nieces; and his significant other, Victoria Newman. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 7, 2018

Joseph G. "Boppa Joe" Bruno III

have a memory or condolence to add?

Kaitlyn Carlton

April 16, 2018

I along with a few co workers are co workers of Victoria’s at Publix were deeply saddened to hear about Joseph. I’ve only worked there 9 months, but those 9 months I met Joseph a few times. He was always so kind and funny. He had to be because who else could be with a spitfire like Victoria. I just wanted to let the family know he will be remembered kindly by us at Publix 841. We love you Victoria and Joseph!

Scott Mooneyham

April 5, 2018

What can I say about Joe that everyone don't already know. He loved to joke a lot, we would sit around the table talking and joking and he would rewarm his coffee about ten times because he would do more talking than drinking. I'm sure going to miss him a lot because not only was a good friend but he was like my grandfather. He gave me a lot of good memories I'll never forget. Love you poppa Joe Bruno.

Carol Parker

April 4, 2018

I only met Mr. Bruno once--at Brandy's bridal shower. He came up to me, took my hand and said he was Brandy's grandfather. I liked him immediately because he seemed to be quite a character! I'm so sorry we didn't get the chance to get better acquainted. I'm sorry
too for your loss and praying God will comfort you in the weeks, months and years to come. Blessings!

Carole Cope

April 2, 2018

I have known Joe about 40 years. He had an ad in the paper he bought used cars. I took my car to him and he bought it and we became fast friends. I introduced my husband to Joe and they became fast friends! We could talk to Joe for hours!!! A great friend to both of us, we loved Joe.
Praying for all of Joe’s family, please don’t be sad Joe would not want that instead share “Joe” stories I know ya’ll have some great ones.