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Robert Bruce

February 9, 1932 — August 4, 2018

Robert Franklin Bruce Robert F. Bruce, 86, of Overland Park, KS went to be with His Lord on August 4, 2018. Services for Bob will be held on Friday August 10, at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, 15000 Newton, Overland Park, KS. Visitation from 10:00-11:00, service at 11:00. Burial will be held later that day at 3:00 at the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, KS. Bob was the only son to Jessie (Brown) and Delbert Bruce, born February 9, 1932 at their home in Mound City, KS. Following his graduation from Mound City High School in 1950, Bob attended the University of Kansas where he proudly graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1955. He served as a lieutenant in the Air Force from October 1955 to October 1957 at Clinton-Sherman AF Base, Oklahoma. Bob''s first and only professional job was with HNTB (1955), where he enjoyed an outstanding 45-year career, retiring in 2001. After starting in Kansas City, his career with HNTB sent him and his family to several states, including Louisiana, Texas and California. Bob and Helen would eventually return to Overland Park, where they had raised their young family and built lifelong friendships. Bob married the love of his life, Helen (Murray) Bruce in 1955, Mound City, KS. Bob and Helen''s proudest accomplishment was raising their three children, Jack, Charles (Chuck) and Julia (Julie). Bob was a loving father and husband and is survived by his sister Mary Ann Jamison (Fort Scott, KS), his wife of 62 years, Helen Bruce, his three children and their spouses; Jack and Stephanie Bruce of Jacksonville, FL, Chuck and Kayla Bruce of Leawood, KS, and Julie and Alvie Nichols of Pflugerville, TX. Bob was a caring grandfather to his five grandchildren: Rebecca Comeaux, Robert Bruce, Anne Heart, Kimmie Bruce, and Danny Bruce and his four great-grandchildren: Olivia Bruce, Dylan Bruce, Jove Heart, and Estelle Comeaux. Bob will be remembered for his professional accomplishments in designing highways, bridges, and airports throughout the US as well as his dedicated service to Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, The Gideons International (Johnson County South Camp) and Boy Scouts of America. Bob was simply a great man. He was a compassionate, caring person, focused on ways to he could be helpful to others. He was always positive, looking for the bright side of any situation. There was no role he enjoyed more than leading his family as father, grandfather, brother, uncle and husband. Above all else, he will be remembered for his abiding faith in God, his kind spirit, generosity, and his thoughtfulness. He remains a model of humility, loyalty, and optimism for so many. The world is truly a better place because he was in it. Bob Bruce, you were a good and faithful servant to God. Enter into the joy of your Lord! Funeral Service will held at 11 am, Friday, August 10 at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church in Overland Park. Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time at the Church. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Mound City at 3:00 pm. The family suggests contributions to Faith Chapel Assembly of God or Giddeons. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home to Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory P.O. Box J Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences may be left at Bob''s favorite Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV) The Greatest Gift 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Visitation Details

Friday, August 10th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am, Fatih Chapel Assembly of God

Service Information

Friday, August 10th, 2018 11:00am, Fatih Chapel Assembly of God

Interment Details

Woodland Cemetery

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