Bruce Allen Guffee, 70, of Bells, Texas passed away on April 9, 2021 at Dad’s Dad’s Farm.
Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Dad’s Dad’s Farm at 100 Kerfoot Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mullican Little Funeral Home.
Bruce Guffee was born in Sherman, Texas to George and Anna Guffee on March 27, 1951. He worked at Fisher Controls for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Air Force from July 27, 1970 to July 26, 1974 when honorably discharged. He made the ranking of Sargent E-4 on June 1, 1972.
He was involved with Texas ABATE, Texoma ABATE, Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 62, Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), AMA supporter, Texas Motorcycle Riders Association 2 (TMRA2) until they dissolved, Texas Coalition of Independent Riders (COIR), MidSouth MILE (Motorcyclist Improving Legislative Effectiveness)
Bruce is preceded in death by George and Anna Guffee. He is survived by his spouse Kim Guffee, daughter Angela Guffee LeBlanc and husband Glenn, son Michael Guffee and wife Tammy, son George Allen Guffee and wife Bailey, daughter Jennifer Cunningham and husband Ray, daughter Lindy James and fiancé Rob, son Collin James and Kade Shipman. Grandchildren Emily, Noah, Alyssa, Ethan, Emma, Elijah, Ember. Great-grand children Carter and One due October 2021. Also survived by his siblings; J Lynn Guffee and wife Alice, Katy Croom and husband Jim.
Pallbearers will be George Guffee, Michael Guffee, Glenn LeBlanc, Rob Lamar, Larry Smith, Collin James, Vince Cox, Jeff Oliver, Gary Lilly
Honorary Pallbearers are Dino Viles, Mike “HotRod” Hastings, Joe “Yuck” Wolff.
Memorial donations may be given in his name to FOR THE KIDS benefit foundation. 2000 Monte Cristo Drive, Sherman, Texas 75092, an organization and a cause he supported from its inception and rode as Santa for 26 years. He also played Santa for the Crisis Center helping to make Christmas brighter for the children.
Bruce Guffee lived a life that was of his choosing. He was a man of few words, some of which were definitely his own, “Yuck, EBdah, Oshee awa daba, Duda, and HUH” just to name a few. He also had a rather unique way to telling you, “Hi.” Those that knew him, understood what he was telling you. But along with his few words came the largest heart anyone has ever known. He would give you the shirt off his back to help anyone. He loved to work with the organizations that supported motorcycle rights. He was deeply passionate about Texas and Texoma ABATE, he was one of the founding members of Texoma ABATE. Anyone who knew of him could spot him a mile away on that dirty red motorcycle with the scratched-up windshield.
One of DADS greatest accomplishment came after countless trips to the Capital in Austin. He fought tirelessly to abolish the helmet law in the State of Texas. In 1997, Texas repealed its mandatory helmet law, making helmet use optional for all motorcyclist age 21 and older. He has continued to fight to make sure the helmet law remains repealed.
In his spare time, he loved to garden and do things around the family farm or hang out with his family and friends.
Praying for the family.
You were so fun to be around. Your laughter and humor were contagious. First day we met you were so welcoming. Never made me feel out of place. You will be missed.
I have no words to express my deepest sorry. Truly a legend we all were blessed to have known.
MLLHR. Ride free my brother and I know you and Gary “G” and many more were there waiting on you. I miss you already.
He was a heck of a co worker at the premier valve company. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t program, tool making or fixture usually with a few of his classic words to help him get’r dun.
A good man gone too soon but in a much better place than we are. He will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him. Lord, comfort his family at this time and peace at knowing he is with you now watching over his family. Sherri & Tony Gibson
One of the kindest people I’ve ever met.Prayers and love for the family ?❤
Dad, I was 17 when I first met you. I remember you making a big ol pot of clam chowder. First time I had ever tried it. Here we are 31 years later and we have to say see ya later. You was a great friend and we will surely miss your personality. Love ya brother! It’s never goodbye, only see ya later.
It was a pleasure the short time I have known you. Your legacy will leave on through your children and friends of that I am sure. Thank you for sharing your garden with me and being kind. RIP DAD
Sending Prayers to the families and friends.
You will be greatly missed. RIP and thank you so much for your services and all the amazing things you did for our kids. You will never be forgotten.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Love you Bruce you will be missed by many. My heart is broken for you and your family. Sending prayers and love to Kim, George and all family and friends and Abate.
Cruise on Brother. Just thinking how it started with that Sporster from the weeds. We’ll all miss you and that dirty ride.
The time I was privileged and honored to know you was not and would never be long enough. It’s proof that it doesn’t take time to love the right people as if they are family. My deepest condolences and prayers for comfort, strength and peace go out to your family and friends during this time as they grieve the loss of a great husband, father, brother and friend. May you RIP with the Lord forever my friend.
Dad you were A legend to so many people. Fly High. You will be missed. Prayers to Guffee Family.
You were one of the nicest men i knew and did so much everyone. You will be missed. See ya later
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss ❤️
Sending my deepest condolences, love, hugs and prayers.
You were a very kind and loving person you will be missed dearly Sending prayers to all of the family in this time But we all know you will be loved where you are now And we are not gonna say goodbye were gonna say see you later fly high with the rest of the angels
It was an honor to know your dad you showed me kindness in many ways
We met so long ago when he lived on Willow street. We spent a lot of time in that kitchen. He was a unique person with a kind heart. He made you feel welcome where ever you were. He loved to ride his bike and he rode it everywhere. We didn’t make it to Dad’s Dad’s very often and hadn’t seen him in such a long time. I was saddened when I heard he passed away. We need more Dads in this world.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kim and the rest of the family.
Thoughts and prayers for all family and friends till we all met up again. We love you. David Kathleen Floyd