Edward Bruce Stephens
Mr. Edward Bruce Stephens, 79, of Lockhart passed away on Sept. 18, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Stephens was born Oct. 13, 1925 in Dale to Jodie and Sulah Stephens. He attended Dale School and Lockhart High School. Bruce was a World War II veteran, having served with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He flew a B-17 bomber and completed 15 missions over Germany. After the wa
r, he worked for 22 years in the oilfield industry, traveling to17 different countries for his career. Bruce worked for Hamilton Engineering as a Petroleum Consultant before his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lockhart, Texas.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Stephens; his brothers, Nathen, Galen, Udell, and Kenneth Stephens; his son, Jodie Stephens; his daughter, Pamela Eaker; and his grandson, Justin Murray.
He is survived by his son, Richard Stephens and his wife Patty of Luling; sister, Cylestial Sirkis of Lockhart; and grandchildren Emily Eaker of Lockhart and Whitney Murray and Jonathan Stephens of Luling.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Private graveside services were held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 in Dale at the Bunton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Justin Ross Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund, 823 S. Laurel, Luling, Texas 78648.
Arrangements under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, 512-398-4791.