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1950 "Bo" 2023

James Fisher "Bo" Bruce

July 23, 1950 — July 7, 2023


James Fisher "Bo" Bruce, Jr., age 72 of Perkinston, MS., passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023 in Hattiesburg.

Bo was a loving father, brother, and friend. He was a very hard worker. If there was a way to do something easy or hard, he would find it and do it with no doubt. He was a drywall finisher, painter, and shrimper. During his lifetime he taught many people his skill of drywall and painting. He had a selfless, giving attitude and personality.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra May “Sandy” Bruce; father, James Fisher Bruce, Sr.; mother, Ruth Helen Bruce; and son, Kevin R Ponthieux.

Bo is survived by his daughters, Gwen Bruce, Dajuana (Keith) Rodriguez, and Nikki Bruce; sons, Rodney (Zahilys) Bruce and Kevin (Corinne) Bruce, and Jacob Makler; grandchildren, Andrea Bruce, GiGi Bruce, Kirstie Morgan (Cade), Erica Kent (Austin), Bryanna Dupont (Mathew), Dusten Hoda, Caroline Bruce, and Fisher Bruce; great grandchildren, Kailee Bruce, Kailyn Bruce, Kalyssa Bruce, Gracelynn Sébastien, Aubryn Sébastien, Rhylynn Morgan, River Kent, Laikyn Kent, and Waylon Kent; sister, Penny (Jerry) Ladner; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He will truly be missed by ALL his family and friends.

A visitation for friends and family will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until the 9:00 p.m., at The Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road in Gulfport.

Visit our website to view and sign register book, share memories, condolences, and photos.  The Riemann Family Funeral Home in Gulfport is serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Fisher "Bo" Bruce, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - Gulfport

11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503

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