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Robert ‘Bruce’ Love

July 22, 2020 - 00:00
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  • Robert ‘Bruce’ Love

Robert “Bruce” Love, 86, of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born Feb. 7, 1934, near Victory in Jackson County, the fifth of seven children to William “W.C.” Cornelius and Sarah “Inez” (Austin) Love.

Bruce was raised on a farm until the age of 5 when his family moved to the 80- acre school land lease north of Victory.

He attended Victory Public Schools and joined the United States Air Force on Nov. 10, 1951, at the age of 17.

Bruce was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, as a teletype relay station operator during the Korean conflict. He later was reassigned to Kissarazu AFB and upon his return to the United States he was assigned to The Pentagon in the Directorate of Finance until his honorable discharge.

Bruce worked in civil service at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement.

After retirement he was employed as a city public works director and later a city manager.

He married Marie Anne Ball on April 4, 1959, in Gainesville, Texas.

They farmed north of Macomb and on Little River until 1980. He was preceded in death

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Everett, Edward, and W.C., Jr.; and sister, Marie.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Douglas Love, Gregory and Cheryl Love and Bradley Love; five grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Cross and Dorothy DaMitz; and other extended family and friends.

Funeral service was July 8 at Pink Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Collyer officiating. Burial followed at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.