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Ed Bruce

December 29, 1939 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 81)


Ed Bruce, age 81, of Clarksville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at his residence.

Ed was born December 29, 1939, in Kaiser, AR, to the late William Edwin Bruce, Sr. and Norma Lee Kinney Bruce. He was also preceded in death by one son, William Patrick "Beau" Bruce.

Mr. Bruce worked in several facets of the entertainment industry, to include singing, songwriting, and acting. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and the Musician's Union.

There will be a private family service to celebrate Ed's life.

Ed is survived by his wife, Judith Woodlee Bruce; two sons, Trey (Laci) Bruce and Byron (Faith) Doggett; two daughters, AnnMarie Pinhal (Joey Lee) and Virginia Binkley; 11 grandchildren, Sara (Greg), Maggie (Cory), Sela, Railee, Patrick, Chelsea, Catherine, Joseph (Katie), Juliana, Daniel, and Luke; and eight great grandchildren, Eisley, Elynn, Lilah, Cason, Addison, Bentley, Bella, and Cade.

A special thank you to our Angels on Earth, Joey Lee, Faith Doggett, Donna Hancock, Scarlett Hancock, Synthia Allen, Nykki Jumper, Gerald Cavette, and Christine Noel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Songwriters Association, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at

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