Bruce Daniel

Bruce Daniel

Monday, May 21st, 1956 Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for Bruce R. Daniel

Bruce Robert Daniel was born on May 21, 1956 in Springfield, Missouri to Donald and Marjorie Daniel. He passed away peacefully on November 23, 2019 in Springfield.
He was a 1974 Graduate of Hillcrest High School. Bruce graduated, with his Bachelor’s degree, from Southwest Missouri State University, his Master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and continued post graduate studies at the University of Kansas.
Bruce was a lover of the outdoors, particularly fishing with his Granny. He always looked forward to spending time with his family at Christmas and especially enjoyed Emily’s pecan pie. His true passion, speech and debate, began in high school and continued through his educational and professional career, culminating with his becoming the longest serving faculty member in the College of Social Sciences at the University of West Georgia. Bruce loved sharing his knowledge of everything he had learned with his students; this extended beyond the classroom. He regularly took time out of his days to help a neighbor learn English so she could continue her education.
Bruce was a fiercely loyal man with a deep love for his family and was always willing to help anyone in need.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, bonus Dad, James McClurg, bonus brother, David McClurg, and his nephew, Jamie Wicks.
He is survived by his sister, Janet Wicks (Jack), bonus sister, Cheryl Arthur (Frank), his nephews, Jeff Wicks (Bub Powell), and Jeremy Wicks (Emily), their children, Lily and Savannah, and numerous other family and friends.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will follow at the Downtown Church from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the UWG Foundation. Donations may be mailed to 1601 Maple ST Carrollton, GA 30118 or may be submitted online at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1639/16/interior-1col-simple.aspx?sid=1639&gid=2&pgid=390 All donations must be designated to the Memorial of Bruce Daniel.

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    3506 N. National
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Clive Ellis

I only knew Bruce for a short few years, but he was a good friend and will be missed. My condolences to friends and family. RIP.
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Pilar Santiago

We've missed you Bruce! So sorry to hear of your passing. My condolences to all who knew you. You were always happy and helpful. RIP f.R.i.E.n.D!
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Fritz Speckman

Just learned of Bruce's passing and am sending prayers and condolences to his family. I never met his personally and only conversed with him through Facebook. Funny and 'talkative' and loved his teaching, am sure he would have made a terrific real life friend.
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Naomi

Professor Daniel was such a great teacher to me he gave me the confidence I needed to learn how to speak publicly. And now I am happy to say that I speak publicly for a living thank you ! I send love to the family !
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Ambria Walker

He was a great professor & funny. He will be missed.
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