Sunset Funeral Home
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Barry Bruce

July 24, 1957 - May 1, 2020


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    Barb and JR Sinnett says

    Melissa, Tyler and Laura
    We are so sorry for your loss!! You are all in our prayers

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    Laura says

    Dad, I love you and miss you more than words can say, but I know you are smiling down at us and watching over us until we see you again. You are by far the strongest and bravest man I ever knew and always will be…you fought cancer with all that you had not only for you, but for us. I know you loved us with all of your heart and I know you felt the love we had and still have for you. I selfishly wish you were still here and could take me to Merry Go Round for one more lunch, but deep down I know you are cancer-free, walking around without pain or fatigue, and probably playing a round or two of golf. It hurts tremendously to not have you here but there is some peace in knowing you are no longer suffering. I love you and will see you again. You owe me a lunch. Love, your favorite daughter, Laura

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    Melissa Bruce says

    You had me at, “Are the Cowboys still 8 in 1?” I knew from that moment that I Loved you and always would! You’ve been gone one month and 30 days and the pain of losing you seems unbearable at times! I know you are now well and no more scans, no more treatments and your able to walk and play golf and I take solace in that! You were such a fighter, you gave it all you had for a long long time! But in the end, you treated death just like you did life,…. You did it your way! I will always Love you and I miss you so very much! I do know I will see you again one day, and that’s the only way Im getting up each day, so until I can see you again please know how much I miss you and love you! Love, Mel

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Barry Bruce, 62, passed away surrounded by family on May 1, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1957 to Walter and Mary Bruce in Louisville Kentucky.

Barry was a loving father and grandfather. Barry’s main passion in life was golfing. He loved to golf anywhere he could. Barry was also a huge sports fan. His favorite teams were the Steelers and Cardinals. Barry also enjoyed grill outs and spending time with his family and friends.

Barry is survived by his longtime wife Melissa Bruce; his children Tyler (Amber) Bruce and Laura (Gary) Miller; his grandchildren Abby “Hollywood” Morris, Emma Boyd, Lexie Miller, Ethan Folsom, Lauren Bruce, and Elijah “Eli” Miller; his sisters-in-law Janice Westerfield, Edna (Jimmy) Duvall, and Donna (Keith) Smith; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law Jimmy Westerfield; his mother-in-law Margaret Wilkerson; and his father-in-law Ed Wilkerson.

A celebration of Barry’s life will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5th at Sunset Funeral Home. Friends and family can visit from 1 p.m. until time of service. Live streaming of the service will be available. Please contact Sunset Funeral Home for more details. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heritage Hospice.