Bruce L. Getz,June 11, 1931~April 9, 2013
Bruce L. Getz 81 of Combs entered into rest on April 9, 2013 at Willard Walker Hospice Home surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 11, 1931 in Logan, OK to Chris and Gladys Stark Getz. In 1935 the Family moved to West Fork where he was raised and educated. Bruce married Marie Combs in 1951 in Combs, Arkansas. Bruce moved to Prosser, Washington in 1954 where Bruce worked as a foreman at Star Ranch. In 1957 he purchased his current farm near Saint Paul. Bruce farmed for many years. He was employed at Saint Paul school for twenty four years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and sitting on his front porch with Marie and his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, four brothers and one great grandchild.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Getz of the home; three daughters, Betty White of Bluejacket, OK, Norma Preston of Combs, AR, and Carolyn Newman and husband Roger of Pettigrew, AR; son, Dewayne Getz of Combs, AR; brother in law, Dale Wade of Springdale; sister in laws, Margery Durfey of Kennewick, WA and Helen Durfey of Highmore, SD; eleven grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren ; five great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and many friends.
The Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM, Monday, April 15, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jasper Hankins. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Crosses.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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