W. Bruce Eldridge

Born in Iron Mountain, MI on September 14, 1928

Departed on January 14, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. W. Bruce Eldridge, 88 of Hendersonville, TN passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents William and Luanna Eldridge (Peet); his loving wife of 49 years, Margarette Elizabeth Eldridge (Crain); sister, Janice Bumpus. He is survived by daughters, Carol Thibodeau (Jon), Gail Humes (David) along with many other extended family and friends.

Bruce had a passion for traveling and he loved to play the game of Tennis. He was an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers Football team and a UT-Knoxville graduate. He spent many nights dancing and he truly loved to entertain people. Bruce was a U.S. Navy Seabee and reunited frequently with his fellow Seabees. Bruce always made people laugh and he will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A Life Celebration service will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home at 1:00PM, officiated by Dr. Tom Tyndall, with visitation beginning at 11:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fisher House, www.fisherhouse.org, or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME, 353 E. MAIN ST., HENDERSONVILLE, TN, 615-824-3855, HENDERSONVILLEFH.COM

5 Comments to W. Bruce Eldridge

  1. Walter and Wilma Dickey
    January 18, 2017 12:35 pm

    Bruce and I served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during 1946-47. He was an especially close buddy, and we had many good times together. We enjoyed Seabee reunions together from 1991 to 2009. Bruce was a a wonderful, outgoing person. Both Wilma and I will miss him very much. We extend our sincere sympathy and love to his family.

  2. Ed and Mary Lou Hansen Highland Il.
    January 18, 2017 1:15 pm

    Dear Carol,Gayle and family, We are saddened to hear that Bruce has passed away. We had so many good times at their home and also all of the SeaBee reunions ! They were both just super folks! Bruce was always so pleasant and caring . Always a big smile. He will be remembered. Ed and Mary Lou Hansen [ We did send a gift to the wounded warriors in his name.] God bless all of you.

  3. Bob Aaron
    January 20, 2017 1:34 pm

    Dear Gayle, Carol and Family I always enjoyed spending time with Bruce and Margo. What a Special Team they made.
    Our Prayers are with you.
    We will make a donation to Wounded Warriors.
    Bob and Connie Aaron

  4. Carney Troutt
    January 23, 2017 9:17 pm

    Gail, I heard about your loss, and want you to know our prayers are with you and your family.
    Carney Troutt

  5. Harry & Christine Thibodeau
    January 28, 2017 3:03 pm

    Dear Carol and Jon,
    Sending all our sympathy with prayers and sentiments!
    As you know, he’s in a more peaceful place with his Margo.
    All our Love, Uncle Skippy and Aunt Chrissy

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