Let the memory of John be with us forever.
  • 69 years old
  • Born on October 7, 1949 in Lepanto, Arkansas, United States.
  • Passed away on April 1, 2019 in Washington Township, Michigan, United States.

My papa, Johnie Bruce Son Sr, lost a very short battle against oral / throat cancer on April 1, 2016 at 10:55pm.

I know I am supposed to tell you all about my dad here, but I am at a loss for words.

I can tell you that he loved life and loved people. He loved his family, his 4 kids and 13 grandkids. He loved fishing, nature, metal detecting, natural healing, and conspiracy theories.

I can tell you that he was one of the strongest most stubborn people I ever met in my life, and I am proud to call him my papa.

I spoke those words to him hours before he passed as I wrestled with him. He fought death to the very end. Fighting to get around the house even when his legs couldn't carry him.

He fought to communicate when he couldn't speak and to make me understand that he needed to talk to his family and tell them he loved them before death took him.

I am grateful and feel blessed that I had the honor of making sure he knew he was loved and safe with family where he belonged in his final weeks.

This memorial website was created as a place to honor his life and mourn together.

Please join us. Share memories, stories, photo's and emotions. Help us document his life. He touched so many people throughout his life, and I want to memorialize it all!

Thank you for visiting ♡

Posted by Janice Hicks on 7th April 2019
May you rest in peace John with the Lord ....You were one of my facebook friends whom I respected and loved for the things you shared with me . You will be greatly missed, by many...so wish I could have met you in person . now I hope we can meet in heaven....My condolences go out to your wife and children ....May you be comforted through your grief knowing he had built many good memories with you all....God Bless
Posted by Ruby Cockrell on 6th April 2019
He was the baby of a family of 10. There was 9 boys and me. The only girl. I always called him my baby brother or my little brother. He always seemed to think that was funny. Especially after we grew up. Since I'm 5ft. 4 in. And he was well over 6 feet tall. I'm going to miss our calls. Loved him dearly.

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