William Robert Bruce, Jr., 56, of Raleigh, passed into the arms of Jesus on September 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. His 31-month battle with brain cancer ended.
Robert was born in Bristol, TN and was raised in Sandy Springs, GA. He went to college at Valdosta State where he met his wife Sue.
Robert was the co-founder of AlertNow, a successful software company which he sold in 2010. Upon selling his business, he founded the nonprofit Hire Level Ministry. Hire Level Ministry is an interfaith organization that is comprised of underemployed individuals actively pursuing the education required to obtain sustainable wage employment in Wake County. This was his passion.
Robert went out of his way to plan memorable times and adventures for all of his family. He enjoyed camping and hiking in the outdoors, fishing with his friends and family, especially with his first best friend Tony, as well as traveling. He was a fun-loving, adventurous spirit.
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A celebration of his life will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, September 15, 2014 at Lifepointe Church, 9500 Durant Road Raleigh, NC 27614.
Robert loved his family more than anything. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue; children, Jacqueline, Matthew, and Cody; son-in-law, Adam Brewer; grandson, Camden Brewer; mother, Betty Robertson and step-father Ernie; sister, Teresa Starnes and husband John; parents in-law Gerald and Dorothy Klein; brother in-law and sister in-laws, Tony and Nancy Lanois and Steve and Sherri Klein, numerous cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hire Level Ministry P.O. Box 99367 Raleigh, NC 27614. (www.hirelevelministry.com)
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. (919-556-5811)