Bruce C. McLamb
March 17, 1943 – December 5, 2018
Bruce C. McLamb, 75, of New Bern and Durham, passed away on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at his home.
Born in Dunn, NC, on March 17, 1943, Bruce was the son of the late, Bruce McLamb and Alice Ennis McLamb Stancil. When Bruce was eighteen months old, his father was killed in combat in World War II in Paris, France. His mother later married James Willard Stancil of Raleigh. Bruce graduated from East Carolina University where he was a founding member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and remained extremely close to these brothers through the years. Bruce retired from Duke University and Duke Health System in 2001 as Associate Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer after 32 years of service. He was an avid sailor and E.C.U. Pirate. He and Gail raised five generations of Brittany Spaniels who were very near and dear to their hearts.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was also preceded in death by his brother, James Mark Stancil. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gail Parker McLamb; sister, Toni Deichmann (Mike) of New Bern; niece, Amanda Stancil Daley (Matt) of Raleigh; aunt, Hazel Ennis Lee of Mebane; many relatives on both sides of the family; and his loving dog, "Petie."
A celebration of Bruce's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th at Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Angel Lorton officiating. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. or to Craven County Hospice.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory, 2201 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560.
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Bruce C. McLamb
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December 8, 2018
Gail and Toni,
I was very saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. Thoughts came flooding back of all the great times we had together in high school and college. Our careers took us in different directions and I lost contact with him until I attended his mom's funeral. By then we had both retired and I was a widower. Some time later I rode with him to New Bern as he began house hunting. After he made the move from Durham, he invited me for several visits to meet his lovely wife and reminisce about old times. During those visits, we enjoyed playing golf, chess, and time on his sail boat. As Bruce was born on St. Patrick's Day, here's an old Irish saying: "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal." May you rest in peace, my friend. With heartfelt condolences to all his loved ones, and may God bless you.
December 7, 2018
So sorry to hear about Bruce. He was a big part of my work life and I always enjoyed working for him. He was a big part of what I think were Duke's best days. I'll never forget him and am thinking of you as you cope with this great loss.
December 7, 2018
Gail, I am sorry to hear of Bruce's illness and death. I enjoyed the times that we worked together at Duke. He always had a way of making a meeting fun and he was very patient with me in my attempts to understand cost accounting. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 6, 2018
Very sorry to get the news that Bruce had passed away. He and I were good friends from back in the days at Foxfire Apartments in Durham. I always appreciated him teaching me to play backgammon. Sail away to heaven my friend. May God receive you into his loving arms.