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 A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

My heart is heavy, Bruce and Mel were more like family than friends, we camped together and fished together here in Ohio and Florida, he and I spent a lot of time together, playing music, going to music festivals, and enjoying life. I'm going to miss you my friend. Sorry for the families loss, which is a very huge loss, he was a great man.

Lonnie Rigsby

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Obituary for Bruce Catron

Bruce Catron 1955-2019

Bruce Catron

09/11/1955 - 12/01/2019

Bruce Edward Catron, 64, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2019 at his home in Sunbury, Ohio

He was born in Grove City, Ohio on September 11, 1955 to Patricia and Jack Catron. He attended Westerville High School and graduated in 1973. He worked as an independent owner/operator for various trucking companies, including Able Transit and Total Xpress, for 40 years.

Bruce married Melody Thompson on September 8, 1980 and they were married for 37 years until her death in 2017.

Bruce loved music and started playing bass guitar at the age of 17. He enjoyed travelling to Refro Valley to see various artists and going to the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Music Festival every year. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and competing in tournaments through Bassmasters, going 4-wheeling in Wayne National Forest, and camping at Begley’s ATV Campground in New Straitsville; where he served as the resident BBQ Pitmaster. He also enjoyed NASCAR and could be found watching the race every Sunday.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 2 sisters, Sharon Catron and Susie Ulery.

Bruce is survived by his daughter, Kristin (Eric) and grandson Bennett, sisters-in-law Kathy Hunter and Patty (Allen) Calendine, brother-in-law Mark Thompson, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( Bruce will be cremated, and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.