Bruce E. Spiva

Posted: Wed 11:46 AM, Jan 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Cottle Funeral Home
September 4, 1924 - January 26, 2013

Bruce E. Spiva, 88, of Iola, formally of Troup, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, in College Station.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at the Pinecrest Cemetery in Troup, with the Reverend Tommy Harden officiating, under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home of Troup. The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at the funeral home.

He was born September 4, 1924, in Troup to Tom and Eula (Hudspeth) Spiva. He was a graduate of Troup High School and served in the U.S. Army. Bruce married Kaye Kaminsky in February of 1946. He was a self-employed sales representative for many years retiring to Iola from Houston in 1985.

Bruce was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, longtime residents, Leroy and Evelyn Spiva; and in 2008 by his wife of nearly 62 years, Kaye Spiva.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Leon and Eleana Gordon, Houston and Gerald Gordon, Iola; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.\

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