Posted: Tue 6:18 PM, Aug 05, 2014
James Thomas Bruhn of Ozark passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. He was 80 years of age.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 8, 2014 from Woodlawn Memory Gardens with full military honors and Reverend Matthew Wright officiating. Family and friends will assemble at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home on Friday at 10:30am before graveside services. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 7 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Mr. Bruhn was born April 15, 1934 in Bush, Colorado. He served with the United States Army until his retirement as a SSG, E-6 on August 31, 1973. During his service he was a Vietnam Veteran and also served in Korea. He was an avid motorcyclist, enjoyed wood working and storytelling. Mr. Bruhn worked with EMA as a Hamm Radio operator and was also a member of The Woodmen of the World.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Octavia Woodham Bruhn; his son, Steven James Bruhn; one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Bruhn is survived by his son, Michael Bruhn (Rhonda) of Ozark; his grandchildren, Adam Thomas Bruhn and Shelly Bruhn Garcia (Rogerio); his great-grandchildren, Maccie Ann Bruhn, Jonathan Bruhn Berry and Alexandria Garcia; also surviving are other family member, Lisa Watkins, Alexis Watkins, Marjorie Williams (Hawood) and his special love, Bertie Boyer.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark (334)774-4551 is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.fuquabankston.com.