The family attended Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church and the youth minister influenced Bruce so deeply that he decided to go into the ministry himself.
After high school, Bruce attended Davidson College and then Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. There he met Dorothy Edine “Dean” Bock, the young woman who would become his wife, best friend and life partner. Bruce and Dean served churches in South Carolina, West Virginia and Texas.
After retiring, Bruce continued to serve churches as interim minister in West Virginia and Texas. Preaching was Bruce’s passion and it showed. He had the ability to present the gospel with a modern day relevance that was poignant, hopeful, heartfelt and most certainly inspired by God.
Through the years Bruce watched with great joy as his family grew, first with three daughters, then with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The people whose lives Bruce touched and changed for the better are too numerous to count. He was humble in the true sense of the word. He was a true gentleman, a gentle man. He was one of the most Christlike Christians to ever grace this earth and he will be remembered always.
One final note, the family learned that Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, the place Bruce helped found back in 1963, wants to honor him by creating a memorial garden on the grounds in his memory. It warmed our hearts beyond measure.
If you like, please send memorial contributions to: The Reverend Bruce Fisher Memorial Garden Fund, Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood, Houston TX 77025.
Other places close to Bruce’s heart include: St. Philip Presbyterian Church, www.saintphilip.net; 4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056; Montreat, www.montreat.org/give/montreat-fund; PO Box 969, Montreat, NC 28757. Saturday, October 22, 2016; A Day-long Celebration of a Life Well Lived!
PALS: Morning Reception, 8:30 am-10:00 am; Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
PRAYERS: Memorial Service and Reception, 11:00 am-1:30 pm; St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056
PARTIES: Afternoon Celebration, 4:00 – 8:00; Details available by request and at the Pals and Prayers gatherings; Dress: Casual
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