Bruce Wayne SmithMarch 28, 1944 ~ April 5, 2017 (age 73)
Bruce Wayne Smith (Smitty), 73, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on April 5, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Bruce was born in Wausau, WI, served in the United States Marine Corps, and was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired as a Business Services Technician from GTE in 1999. He was an avid golfer, loved to fish and play fast pitch softball.
Bruce is survived by his children, Brian Smith of Trinity, FL, and Kim Smith of St. Petersburg, FL; his brother Gary Smith of Oregon; 4 grandchildren (Cody, Tyler, Brennan, and Malayna) and 2 nephews (Wayne and Kevin).
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Monday, April 24th at 1:30pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, FL 33708. A gathering will follow, at the St. Petersburg ELKS Club, 2675 66th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.