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Obituaries

November 16, 2013

Bruce Bodie

— The funeral for Bruce Andrew Bodie, 50, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at McConnell Funeral Home with Darryl Goldman officiating.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home.

Mr. Bodie passed away Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, at home.

Bruce Bodie was born Feb. 13, 1963, in La Porte, Ind., to Harry A. Bodie and Thelma Bodie. He graduated from La Porte High School, and enlisted in the Army at 17. Bruce served in Germany, Korea and was a veteran of the Gulf Wars, (Desert Storm/Iraqi Freedom). He was deployed to Iraq many times, and has been on every continent except Australia. He served the Army for 24 years.

After retiring from the Army, Bruce worked for CAS Wyle for eight years. Bruce was a Girl Scout leader, who loved camping. He also loved gardening, traveling, spending time with family and friends, as well as home improvement projects.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry A. Bodie; and grandmother, Leona Benner.

Survivors include his loving wife of seven years, Belinda L. Bodie; mother, Thelma Bodie; three sons, Anthony R. Kratz, Shawn D. Muirhead and Cody A. Muirhead; four daughters, Anna M. Marshall, Angela L. Hurtubise, Carrie L. Muirhead and Brianne R. Muirhead; two brothers, Paul A. Bodie and Mark C. Bodie; two sisters, Pamela J. Bodie and Kristina A. Bodie; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Kiger, Alexis Kratz, Michael Kiger, Justin Muirhead, Austin Muirhead, Sadie Muirhead, Ava Muirhead, Gage Muirhead, Liam Marshall and Leah Lawson.

In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project.

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