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Bruce Jerome Bamburg

January 6, 1952 — January 8, 2024

Bruce Jerome Bamburg, 72, of Bossier City passed from this life on January 8, 2024; two years, two months and 17 days after the love of his life, Peggy, lost her battle with cancer.

Bruce entered this world on January 6, 1952 in Bakersfield, California, the second of four children born to Roy Duaine Bamburg and Verna Grace Jerome Bamburg.  As they moved often to follow Duaine's railroad job to various California, Arizona and New Mexico towns, He soon became the young entertainer of the family, coming up with such phrases as "catechism and doggie hug em" and the endless "that's de-bate-able" as a frustrating answer to almost every  question.

The Bamburgs left California for Louisiana in 1963 and after being graduated from Woodlawn High School in Shreveport in 1969, Bruce joined the Marines, serving as an illustrator and dog handler after basic training and stationed in San Diego, Camp Lejeune and Morocco.  In his military career he received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  Bruce was so Proud to be a Marine that he wore the "Eagle, Globe and Anchor" On all his caps until the end. His service also may have sparked his interest in firearms lasting his entire life.

In 1973 Bruce returned home to Shreveport, working first as a mechanic with Red River Chevrolet, and then meeting and marrying Peggy Sue Barnett in 1974.   He was soon very successful in his own business, Centerline Drafting Service, and later added his gun broker business on the side where he happily shared his love and knowledge about all types of firearms with all who inquired.  He retired and closed his office in 20223 due to health complications from diabetes.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, sister Holly Rivers and his loving wife, Peggy.  Survivors include his brother, Mike Bamburg of Atlanta Texas, sister, Robin Moore and brother in law Patrick of Jefferson Texas,  numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Rose Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, Louisiana.  Officiating the service will be family friend, Pastor Perry Culver from Christ Lutheran Church.

 

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Visitation

Friday, January 12, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Boone Funeral Home and Crematory

2156 Airline Drive, Bossier, LA 71111

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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