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.