Services will be noon Tuesday at The Living Word Church in Hornbeak, where he attended. The Rev. Archie Larry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church today from 6-8 p.m.
Cryer Funeral Home in Obion is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Larry Ulmer, Ben Pollock, James Wilson, Chad Jimmerson, Tommy Jimmerson and Brandon Summers.
He was a corporal guard at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville for several years.
Survivors include his parents, Lester and Polly (Donnell) Bruce of Dresden; his wife, Leigh Ann (Robinson) Bruce; three sons and his daughter-in-law, Scott and Becky Bruce of Dyersburg and Shane Bruce and Dalton Bruce, both of Hornbeak; his daughter and son-in-law, Mallorie and Josh Schierbaum of Obion; his sister, Barbara Bell of Dresden; and five grandchildren.