Bruce Alan Kilgore
January 22, 1961 ‒ August 22, 2017
BELLVILLE: Bruce Kilgore couldn’t be any prouder to say he’s from a small town. Woven into the fabric of his village, Bruce’s Bellville roots ran deep and were strong. A man who embraced his family and his community with love, energy, and spirit, Bruce Alan Kilgore passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in OSU Hospital. He was 56.
The son of Max and Ann (Hartzler) Kilgore, Bruce was born January 22, 1961 in Mansfield. He graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1979 and in 1981 earned his associated degree as an LPN from North Central State College. Bruce worked as an LPN for 30 years in the local prison system where he finished his career in the Richland Correctional Institute.
He served as president of the Bellville Historical Society, served on the Bellville Shade Tree Commission. When it came to the Clear Fork Marching Band very few were as dedicated and supportive as Bruce. He loved the band’s music and even took vacation to assist the students during band camp.
He was a faithful member of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville where he was head of the fellowship committee.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Cheryl Kilgore of Bellville, daughter Analyssa Kilgore (fiancé Korey Chambers) both of Bellville, son Sam (Kari) Kilgore of Bellville, mother Ann Kilgore of Bellville, sister Kristy Kilgore Mandeville of Mansfield, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Glen (Orilla) Kilgore, maternal grandparents Robert (Minnie) Hartzler, father Max Kilgore, brother Michael Kilgore, sister-in-law Rebecca Kilgore.
The Kilgore family will receive friends Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 1-3pm in All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Church Street, Bellville, where a memorial service celebrating the life of Bruce Alan Kilgore will begin at 3 pm.
The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is serving the Kilgore family and memorial contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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