Gale William Bruce, 89, died on Friday, January 4 at a local hospital.
He was a native Tennessean and lived most of his adult life in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Tusculum College.
Gale was a veteran of World War II, having served as a radio man with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul B. and Ruby R. Bruce and a brother, Leonard R. Bruce.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Emge Bruce; daughters, Leslie Ann Bruce, Nashville, Elaine Gale Bruce and Valerie (Gerry) Gifford, Chattanooga; his sister, Dorcas B. Morgan, Knoxville; grandson, Jeremy (Bambi) Gifford, Fort Oglethorpe and their children, Clayton, Catelyn, Dakota and Brynn; granddaughter, Carrie (Freddie) Russell and their children, Alex, Caitlin, Olivia and Kaelyn and many members of the extended family.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, and 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the East Chapel. A private graveside service will be held in Knoxville.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road.
Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.