Bruce Owen Kilburn, 65, of Dayton, peacefully made his journey home on December 19, 2019.
Bruce was born July 17, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, to Owen Ray and Dorothy Kilburn.
Bruce attended Stebbins High School and later retired from General Motors after 18 years of dedicated and hard working service.
Bruce was a hard working man and did everything he could to the best of his ability, giving it 110%. Although his dreams of buying an RV and roaming the country did not come to pass, he had many opportunities exploring the country to be with and help his family. Bruce’s favorite spot to travel was “down home” to Natural Bridge in Kentucky. He loved Jesus, Celtics basketball, baseball, pitching horseshoes, throwing darts, and anything outdoors from fishing and camping, to working in his or others’ yards. Bruce had a deep love for music. From Jackson Browne and Tom Petty, to Bob Seger, The Eagles, and the “Gentle Giant” Don Williams. Ultimately Bruce will be remembered by his servant’s heart that was second to none. Hopefully his legacy will live on by those he impacted and those of you reading this. Let him live on by doing the best you can to unselfishly help your neighbor or someone in need.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Owen Ray, and Dorothy. He is survived by his children: Sean, Brent (Kimberly), Kirsten, and Tyler (Brittany). His brothers Sam (Marlene), and Jamie (Barbara). And loving grandchildren: Cassandra, Kyla, Annika, Luke, and Kaleb.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm with memorial services to follow at 4:00pm at Newcomer Funeral Home in Kettering. A private burial service will be held by the family on Sunday January 19th. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: Crossroads Great Banquet http://crgb.org/donation, Target Dayton Ministries http://www.targetdayton.com/donate/, or the Association of American Indian Affairs: https://www.indian-affairs.org/donations.html
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