Bruce Day

Bruce Day

Age 73, Luray, Va.

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Bruce Day on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Born on May 27, 1950, in Asheville, North Carolina, Bruce was a source of endless joy to all who knew him. He was the cherished son of Ernest and Adelaide Day, who preceded him in death, along with his dear brother, Bob.

Bruce and his loving wife, Lynette Popma, resided in Luray, Virginia, for more than 35 years. Together they created countless memories that will forever be held dear. 

He is fondly remembered by his brother, Alan and wife Jo; his sister, Joyce Lyles; and his children, Jason Brown and wife Shea Perry, Benjamin Brown and wife Katherine, and Heather Embry and husband Patrick. His pride and joy extended to his treasured grandchildren, Devon, Dahila, Gracie, Josie, Roger, Peter, Philip and Dorothea. One of Bruce’s fondest memories was cheering for the Luray High School volleyball team, especially when his granddaughter, Gracie, took to the court.

Bruce grew up in Belpre, Ohio, before moving to Colonial Beach, Virginia, where he graduated high school in 1968. His academic pursuits then took him to Virginia Tech. In his professional life, he dedicated years in the nursing field, showcasing his compassion and care for many.

In personal life, Bruce was known for his love of strong coffee, reading and science fiction, and the timeless joy of playing cards late into the night with family and friends. His spirit was especially vibrant as he rooted for the Oakland A’s or spoke of military history and war games. Those close to him will fondly remember his beloved cat, Ginger, always by his side.

In line with Bruce’s wishes, there will be no formal service. However, for those wishing to honor his memory, donations can be made to your local animal shelter in remembrance of Ginger.

Bruce’s legacy of love, laughter and wisdom will forever be imprinted on our hearts.

Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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