Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1931

Roy Bruce ROY MELVIN BRUCE, 87, was born Oct. 7, 1911 in Mason, TX. After graduation from Ranger High School in 1931 at Ranger, TX, he moved to Big Spring in 1933. During his schooling he played end on the football team & was class vice-president all four years. He married Maxine Fuller in March of 1944, in Columbus, KS. He died Jan. 25, 1999, at Big Spring & was buried at Resthaven Cemetery in Brady, TX. He served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII in Europe and in Okinawa in the Pacific. When he was discharged after the war he had attained the rank of Fist Lieutenant. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal. He returned to Big Spring where he went into business for himself, operating a Texaco and later a Phillips 66 gasoline station. He also operated a garage & Hertz car rental. He worked in the installment loan department of the First National Bank at Big Spring for eight years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Staked Plains Lodge 598, A.F. and A.M., and order of the Eastern Star. At the time of his death, he is survived by his wife, Maxine Bruce of Big Spring, three sisters, Doreen Bruce Patterson (RHS-1942) & Maude Bruce Campbell (RHS-1931), both of Brady, and Mary Arrendale of Austin and a number of nieces and nephews, another sister was Willa Bruce Coleman (RHS-1923).