Crane, Bruce Eugene

Worked As Auxiliary Police Officer For Over 20 Years

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Bruce Crane
Bruce Crane

Bruce Eugene Crane, 72, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, January 21, 2013, at a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Jackson “Jack” Crane and Katherine Jordan Crane.

He was a 1959 graduate of Central High School and was of the Baptist faith.

Bruce retired as a mechanic with AT&T and had also worked for Forrest Cate Ford. He served in the U.S. National Guard for nine years and as an auxiliary police officer for over 20 years.  He worked each year at the Riverbend Festival.

Bruce loved drag racing at Boyd’s Speedway and won several first place trophies. He also enjoyed eating breakfast with his AT&T retired friends at Wally’s.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Crane, daughter, Sherri Lynn Crane Barber, granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Ruth Barber, brother, Paul Jackson Crane, all of Chattanooga, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Perry officiating. Interment will be in Silverdale Cemetery with Perry Walden, Keith Lane, Josh Hale, Doug Bearden, Derek Cox and Nathan Hale serving as pallbearers. Corey Crane will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.


Bryan, Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann Bryan, 79, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born in Murray, Ky., to Elvin and Willie Mae Morton. Shirley is survived by her four daughters, Lisa Taylor-Jeffrey of Louisville, KY, Jill Sweet, Angela Grace-Fielden, both of Chattanooga, and Jennifer Jeffrey Billington of Kriksey, Ky., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, ... (click for more)

Hampton, Nora

Nora Lee Hampton, 65, passed away on February 20, 2017, in a local hospital. She was a certified nurse assistant. She was an active member of United Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and also a licensed evangelist missionary. Survivors include her adoptive daughter, Kimberly Sheppard; brothers, Cecil Powe, Larry (Andrea) Powe, Silas, AL; Ronnie (Iris) Powe, Sr., Ray (Elaine) ... (click for more)

Cassson, Lorine Vena Moore (Cleveland)

Lorine Vena Moore Casson, 79, of Cleveland, Tennessee, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.  She was born to the late Claude Moore and Carrie Cheek Moore on October 30, 1937.  She was blessed with a large and loving ... (click for more)

Kirk, Doris Kidd (Dalton)

Doris Kidd Kirk, 80, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Stella Kidd and was preceded in death by an infant son. Doris was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, was retired from Shaw Industries after 30 plus years and was founder of LaParisienne Uniform Shop. She is survived by her loving ... (click for more)

Car Crosses Center Line And Grazes Bradley School Bus; 3 Students Taken To Hospital For Observation

A car came across the center line and grazed the right side bumper of a school bus in Bradley County on Monday afternoon. Three students were taken to the hospital for observation. School officials said Bradley County School bus #48 was involved in the accident on Old Chattanooga Pike and Black Fox Road. Students were assessed and three were taken to the hospital ... (click for more)

NASA Employee Gets 10-Year Federal Prison Term After Being Caught In Child Sex Sting In Chattanooga; De Matties Placed Ad Looking For "Petite Young Teenage Slut"

Thomas de Matteis, 54, of Hazel Green, Ala., was sentenced on Monday by Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to serve 10 years in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Matteis entered a guilty plea to the charge in November 2016.   At the time of his offenses, Matteis was employed by NASA in Alabama.  An investigation started by ... (click for more)