Joe Montford Bruner, Jr. ’48

Joe Montford Bruner, Jr. ’48, died June 18, 2007. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, flying the P-51 Mustang in the Burma/China Theater. He subsequently served for many years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Joe worked for over forty years for Coca Cola, most recently as vice-president of production. Joe was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, and on the board of directors of Fellowship Hall of Greensboro for twenty years. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Nell E. Bruner, 3100 Brookcliff Ct., Greensboro, N.C. 27408; daughter, Susan Bradner and husband, Ken, of Dunlap Tenn.; son, Joseph E. Bruner and wife, Betty Schadle, of Randleman N.C.; sister, Katherine B. Graham of Winston-Salem; and grandchildren, Mathew Bradner, John Bradner, Amy B. Rodriguez and husband, Charly, and Bo Bruner and wife Brooke.