Gale Bruce

Hamilton County

Gale William Bruce, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at a local hospital. He was a native Tennessean and lived most of his adult life in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Tusculum College.Gale was a Veteran of World War II, having served as a radio man with the U.S. Army Air Corps.He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul B. and Ruby R. Bruce and a brother, Leonard R. Bruce.Survivors include his wife, Donna Emge Bruce; daughters, Leslie Ann Bruce, Nashville, Elaine Gale Bruce and Valerie (Gerry) Gifford, Chattanooga; his sister, Dorcas B. Morgan, Knoxville; grandson Jeremy (Bambi) Gifford, Fort Oglethorpe and their children, Clayton, Catelyn, Dakota and Brynn; granddaughter Cari (Freddie) Russell and their children, Alex, Caitlin, Olivia and Kaelyn and many members of the extended family.The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the East Chapel. A private graveside service will be held in Knoxville.Arrangements by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore RdPlease share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.

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