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James William Bruner

James “Jim” William Bruner, 74, of Buford, Ga., formerly of Evansville, Ind., and a former resident of Newtown, died March 5, at VistaCare Hospice in Atlanta.  He was born March 26, 1938, in Evansville, to James Arthur and June (Cecil) Bruner.

Mr Bruner attended Indiana University and graduated with a BA in business and went on to earn his MBA.  While at Indiana University he was president of the Delta Chi Fraternity and was a running back for the football team. He served in the Air Force Reserves.

He was an avid reader and loved history. He especially enjoyed reading about the Civil War and visiting various battlegrounds from the Civil War. Mr Bruner may have played football, but as a true Hoosier, his first love was basketball.  He loved to watch Indiana University play basketball. 

Mr Bruner worked his entire career in finance and retired from Chrysler Financial as a vice president in 2001. During his long career his family lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Detroit, Mich., Atlanta, Ga., Memphis, Tenn., Jacksonville, Fla., Indianapolis, Ind., and Newtown.  For the majority of his career, Mr Bruner lived in Newtown.

His wife, Jane, was the love of his life.  They met in the sandbox at age 2 and married while still in college. They were married 53 years.  He was a loving father of three. One of the hardest moments in his life was the loss of his oldest daughter when she was 19, Becky Bruner. He was also very actively involved with his grandchildren and a big part of their lives.

His wife; son, Sam Bruner; daughter, Jill (Bruner) Percy, both of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson survive Mr Bruner. In addition to his daughter, his parents predeceased him.

Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, March 12, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Ind., officiated by Pastor David Peterson, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Calling hours were scheduled for Monday, March 11, from 6 to 8 pm, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

James “Jim” William Bruner, 74, of Buford, Ga., formerly of Evansville, Ind. and a former resident of Newtown, died March 5, at VistaCare Hospice in Atlanta.  He was born March 26, 1938, in Evansville, to James Arthur and June (Cecil) Bruner.

Mr Bruner attended Indiana University and graduated with a BA in Business and went on to earn his MBA.  While at Indiana University he was president of the Delta Chi Fraternity and played running back for the football team. He served in the Air Force Reserves.

He was an avid reader and loved history. He especially enjoyed reading about the Civil War and visiting various battlegrounds from the Civil War. Mr Bruner may have played football, but as a true Hoosier, his first love was basketball.  He loved to watch Indiana University play basketball. 

Mr Bruner worked his entire career in finance and retired from Chrysler Financial as a Vice President in 2001. During his long career his family lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Detroit, Mich., Atlanta, Ga., Memphis, Tenn., Jacksonville, Fla., Indianapolis, Ind., and Newtown.  For the majority of his career, Mr Bruner lived in Newtown.

His wife, Jane, was the love of his life.  They met in the sandbox at age 2 and married while still in college. They were married 53 years.  He was a loving father of three. One of the hardest moments in his life was the loss of his oldest daughter when she was 19, Becky Bruner. He was also very actively involved with his grandchildren and a big part of their lives.

His wife; son, Sam Bruner; daughter, Jill (Bruner) Percy, both of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson survive Mr Bruner. In addition to his daughter, his parents predeceased him.

Services will be 10 am, Tuesday, March 12, at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Ind., officiated by Pastor David Peterson, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Calling hours were scheduled for Monday, March 11, from 6 to 8 pm, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

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