Bruce Gordon Johnson

October 1951 – October 2013

Bruce G. Johnson, 61, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Bruce was born in Merced, CA to Dempsey and Loretta Johnson. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1969. After high school Bruce served in the Army in 1971. He was a sharpshooter in the Army. In 1975 he began 30 years of working in construction including several years as a well-driller on offshore oil drilling. He remained active in the VFW and enjoyed prospecting for gold. He was a member of the Gold Prospectors’ Club.

Bruce is survived by his two children: Lynnette Johnson of Lemoore CA and Joseph Johnson of Coalinga CA, four siblings: Rose Piceno, Douglas Johnson, Beverly Pierce, and Janet Shores, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial gifts are encouraged in Bruce’s name for the Turlock VFW, 1405 E. Linwood Ave, Turlock CA 95380.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 11th at 10:30 am at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 McCabe Road West, Santa Nella CA 95322. A reception will follow the graveside service at Turlock VFW, 1405 E Linwood in Turlock from 12 to 4 pm.

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