2023ObituariesJames Thomas Bruce, Sr.

July 11, 2023by SealeUser4

James Thomas Bruce, Sr. 1946-2023 died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife of 57 wonderful years. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later moved to New Orleans. He served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years before relocating to Baton Rouge in 1979 where he worked as a sales engineer for several rep outfits. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather to his adorable grandson. He is survived by his wife Priscilla Bankston Bruce and his grandson Owen James Bruce, and his brother Daniel Payne Bruce. He was preceded in death by his son James Thomas Bruce, Jr. and his parents Betty Jean Stireman and Hoyt Payne Bruce, Jr. James was a fun person who loved life- he enjoyed cooking and listening to music with his grandson. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The Bruce family is thankful for the love and support of their neighbors, the magnanimous efforts of the EMTs and Denham Springs Fire Dept., and the wonderful care the VA has provided for many years. Visitation will take place at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Friday July 14, 2023 from 5PM-7PM. Graveside service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 2PM.




  • David Bankston

    August 31, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Uncle Jimmy was a fun and caring person. I’m grateful for the childhood memories of enjoying the river with him, “Little” Jimmy, and Aunt Priscilla. My sincere condolences to Priscilla, Owen, and all who will miss him.


  • David Kelley

    August 1, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    I first met Jim when he called on me when he was in Instrumentation sales many years ago. He was always the perfect gentleman with a superb knowledge of our business and a joy to chat with. It was always you and your family first and business later. After he retired, I always welcomed the chance to meet him for lunch and reminisce about the glory days and how much our business has changed. He could talk expertly on so many topics. I’m glad I had the chance to know him and wish his family peace and comfort in the coming days. Jim was one of the good guys I hope to see again one day.


  • Michael Calvaruso

    July 12, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for losing my dear friend Jim. We shared some great memories together and the things I learned from him stick with me to this day. The times we shared at Fogarty Engineering, and then at Breard Gardner helped shape the rest of my life and I am forever grateful to have called him my friend.


  • Reverend Jack Boudreaux

    July 12, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    I will be most honored and humbled to officiate at Jimmy!s graveside service. He was a proud Navy vet I am sure and we shall pass him into the arms of the Lord with honors.


    Reverend Major Jack Boudreaux, USA (Ret.)
    Pastor Emeritus


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726
(225) 664-4143


20335 Texas St.
Livingston, Louisiana 70786
(225) 686-7221