Bruce was born February 23, 1923 in Karnak. He was united in marriage with Evelyn Sanders on December 9, 1942. Bruce served in the United States Army during WWII as a medic. He worked for many years for Main Brothers Box and Lumber in Karnak and later for Shawnee Community College in Ullin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Karnak and was an avid golfer.
Bruce is survived by one daughter, Donna (her husband, Raymond) Lippert of Karnak; one grandson, Shannon (his wife, Brenda) Lippert of Danville, IL; two great-granddaughters, Elyse Lippert of Oakwood, IL and Mia Goulding of Danville, IL; one sister, Louise (her husband, Bob) Eastwood of Karnak; several neices and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Sanders Bishop; parents, Luther and Minnie Helmig Bishop; two brothers, Bill and Buddy Bishop; one sister Margaree Hunter.