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March 01, 2024

Tommy Ray Bruce

Tommy Ray Bruce

Tommy Ray Bruce, 72, of Statesville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 30, 1945, in Iredell County, son of the late Thomas Ray Bruce and Dorothy “Dot” Childers Bruce. He was a retired truck driver. He was of the Bapstist faith and attended Berea Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Bruce.

Loved ones left to cherish his memory are his fiancée, Judy Pisano of Statesville; a sister, Nancy Pearson (Raleigh Jay) of Taylorsville; aunt and uncle, Phyllis and Gaither Stikeleather of Taylorsville; a grandson, Tyler Ray Bruce of Sawmills; three cousins, Jeff, Steven and Gary Goodman, all of Taylorsville; along with many family members and friends whom he loved dearly.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, 158 Stony Point School Road, Stony Point, with Dr. Sheridan E. Stanton officiating. Burial will follow in Stony Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Bruce Family by visiting our website at

Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Tommy Ray Bruce.


  1. Rickie pope and family on September 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss and extend our deepest sympathies! May God comfort you in this time of loss!

  2. Maryetta Guthrie on October 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about this.We dated when he drove a truck back in 1993.We got back in contact again in 2012 and dated again for a while.We still remained friends and called each other on several occasions.He was one of a kind.Great personality and loved to dancr.I will remember him dearly.My prayers to this special
    family and his loved ones.Always a Friend, Maryetta…

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