July 23, 1928 – May 25, 2020
Chesley Lee Bruce, 91, of Brunswick, GA passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020.
A visitation for Lee was held Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following in the Chapel, at 3321 Glynn Avenue, Brunswick, GA. A burial occurred at Chapel Park Cemetery, 1180 Cate Rd, Brunswick, Georgia 31525. Honorary Pallbearers were Herbert Rogers and the Wisdom Seekers Sunday School class, Dr. Marcia Certain, Dr. William Laws, Dr. James Muse, Dr. Rudolf Nunnemann, and Dr. Paul Sarmiento. Active Pallbearers were Tommy Traylor, Dale Antonio, Iran Todman, Bill Holden, Michael Miller, Brian Strickland, and Tyler Wiggins. Reverend Jim Crandall and Jim Jordan officiated.
Lee was born July 23, 1928, a native of Eatonton, GA and was a resident of Brunswick, GA for the past 64 years. He served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. (1948-1954).
Mr. Bruce was a manager of Colonial Stores which became Big Star Foods and retired after 48 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brunswick. He was also a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher, and Royal Ambassadors Director. He loved to garden and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Louise W. Welch; parents, William H. Bruce and Essie B. Bruce; granddaughter, Jennifer L. Miller and grandson, Nathan L. Morris.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Queer (Richard); son, Mark Bruce (Ashella); Grandchildren, Ashley Wiggins (Tyler), Megan Strickland (Brian); Great Grandchildren, Caleb Miller, Emma Szakal, Anna Kate and Parker Wiggins, Greyson and Weston Strickland and God-Daughters; Barbaree Stone and Leighan Jordan.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. edomillerandsons.com for the Bruce family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.