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BRUNER , James (Jim) William 68, of Chandler, AZ passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully on September 7, 2016. He was born in Highlands, NJ on February 19, 1948 to William E. Bruner and Virginia(Bruner) Gibboney. Jim graduated from Breckenridge County High School in Hardinsburg, KY in 1967. He served 38 years in the U.S. Air Force including tours of duty in Vietnam and Iraq and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. Jim was preceded in death by both his parents and is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Chandler, AZ; son, Joel (Kelly) and grandson Otto, of Chicago; step-son Troy Hewitt and step-granddaughter Skye, of Kansas City, MO; step-daughter Aundrea (Bryan) Hudgens and step-granddaughters Emily and Elizabeth, of Monterey, CA; step-daughter Kimberly Meadows of Clackamas, OR; sisters Ginny (Bill) Salzer of West Palm Beach, FL; June Blair of Irvington, KY; Janeise (Willis) Chancellor of Owensboro, KY, and several nieces and nephews. Jim was a man of great faith and has now met his Lord and Savior. Services have been held. Contributions can be made to Samaritan's Purse or Voice of the Martyrs in Jim's memory. Please Sign the Guestbook at eastvalleytribune.com
Published on  August 10, 2017
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