Archie Joe Bruner


Archie Joe Bruner, 69, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at his home in Graceville, Florida.

Joe was a 1970 graduate of Graceville High School and farmed for many years afterwards. He went on to serve over twenty years as a Firefighter and EMT with Jackson County Fire & Rescue, retiring in 2010. He was a member of Galilee United Methodist Church. He loved music, singing, fishing, telling stories and jokes, and spending quality time with his family and friends — not to mention Dr. Pepper, butterfinger candy bars, and boiled peanuts.

Joe is survived by two sons Brandon Bruner (Amber) and Ryan Bruner (Carrie) of Marianna, and daughter Kelley Bruner-Armstrong of Bethesda, Maryland; eight grandsons, Nicolas Armstrong, Camden Bruner, Logan Armstrong, Brooks Bruner, Reid Bruner, Wynn Bruner, Lane Bruner and Webb Bruner, and one granddaughter on the way; sister Carolyn Powell (Fred) of Panama City, Florida; sister-in-law Kathy Bruner of Graceville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his father D. Z. “Scud” Bruner, mother Mildred Bruner, brother James Earl Bruner, an infant brother, and son-in-law Kenneth Armstrong.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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