Wayne R. “Pa” Bruce, 74, of Baxley passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his residence. 

Mr. Bruce was born January 5, 1947 in Florida to the late Robert Sampler Bruce and the late Dorothy Greene Bruce.  He was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church and was a carpenter with Local Union 865.  Mr. Bruce served with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief, Christmas in Action, and Builders for Christ.  

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn (Milton) Mullican. 

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, JoAnn Bruce of Baxley; daughters and sons-in-law, Tashe and LeRoy Mincey, Tamara and Steven Spell and Pam Hall Massey all of Baxley; son, Robert Bruce of Baxley; brothers, Terrell Richardson, Joe Reynolds and David Reynolds all of Baxley. Grandchildren, Christopher and Scarlet Mincey, Devin Mincey, Taira Shea and Logan Sims, C. J. Ray, Kaitlin and Cameron Dyal and Jesse Bruce; great grandchildren, Dakota, R. J., Aleaha , Kye and Ayden; and a nephew, Bruce Mullican also survive.   

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church Family Life Center with the Rev. Bryan Gill, Rev. Stewart Reeves, and Rev. Chuck Lewis officiating and a eulogy by Robert Bruce.

Interment followed in Carter Cemetery. 

Active Pallbearers were Christopher Mincey, Devin Mincey, C.J. Ray, Logan Sims, Cameron Dyal and Hunter Boatright. 

Honorary Pallbearers were the Mountaineers, Aimee Hooks, Lisa Courson, Caroline Anderson and staff, GHC Hospice of Jesup, members of Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief and Christmas in Action.

Musical selections were rendered by The Apostles and Henry Branch. 

Remembrances may be made to Appling County Christmas in Action (P.O. Box 365, Baxley, Ga. 31515) or Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief (www.gabaptist.org).