Chris Bruce, age 64, of Plunketville, Oklahoma, died Monday, June 12, 2023, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, April 21, 1959 to Elva Bruce and Roberta Wilson in Mena, Arkansas.\n\nChris was a funny, generous, and reliable man who touched the lives of many. He resided in Plunketville, Oklahoma, where he was known as a successful logger and a completely self-made businessman. Throughout his life, Chris worked hard to develop a successful business in the timber industry and was admired by his community for his unwavering dedication and perseverance.\n\nChris's love for the outdoors extended far beyond his work in logging. He enjoyed traveling for work, working on vehicles, and listening to old country western music. A man of many talents, Chris was a top-notch mechanic, always ready to lend a helping hand to friends and family in need. Every Sunday morning he enjoyed listening to gospel music on the radio. He was well-liked within his community and never hesitated to share his warmth, humor, and kindness with those around him. Above all, what mattered most to Chris was his late wife, Karla Bruce, whom he cherished deeply.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, Elva and Roberta Bruce; three brothers, Eugene Bruce, Harvey Bruce, and Harold Bruce; and three sisters, June Daly, Doreen Bruce-Youngblood, and Bertie Jean Bruce.\n\nChris is survived by three brothers and sister in law, Giles and Dorothy Bruce of Mena, Ray Bruce of Plunketville, Oklahoma, and Ronald Bruce of Plunketville, Oklahoma; two sisters and brother in law, Dorie and Jerry Smith of Plunketville, Oklahoma, and Normie Curry of Smithville, Oklahoma; numerous nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and good friends.\n\nA memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.