Bruce's Story

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Bruce E. Murphy lost his battle to colon cancer and transitioned to glory on March 12, 2017, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Bruce was born Oct. 23, 1962, in Greenville, Texas, to Mary Frances Murphy and Willie Lee Woodberry; he was educated in the Wolfe City Independent School system. He chose a vocation as a machinist because he received joy from working and creating things with his hands.
He was a gregarious, fun loving, high spirited loving soul many were drawn to. Bruce was a longtime dedicated member of the workforce at Champion Cooler in Denison, Texas, where he was loved by his administration as well as his co-workers. He was a faithful member of Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ladonia, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Cecil Jones.
Bruce met and married the love of his life, Charlotte L. Aubrey, on June 2, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Willie Fred Woodberry who rejoiced when he was reunited with him on March 12, 2017.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, 1209 Live Oak, Commerce.
His homegoing celebration service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at First Baptist Church of Wolfe City, 103 S. Preston, Wolfe City. He will be laid to rest at St. Mark Cemetery in Dodd City, Texas.
Published on March 16, 2017
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