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Bruce Neal Kiser

June 22, 1955 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

Bruce Neal Kiser, a retired truck driver, left this world peacefully on July 7 in Rowlett, TX, just a couple weeks after celebrating his 65th birthday.

He is no doubt currently looking for ways to annoy all those that have preceded him in death, including his parents, Russell A Kiser and Myrna Kiser Craft (Harriman), his siblings Scott Kiser and Crystal Willis, and especially his ex-wife.

He is survived by his brother Clay Kiser, his children Tricia (Kiser) Hamilton, Ray Kiser, and Neal Kiser, and thirteen grandchildren. 

Bruce grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana where legend says he lived to cause a ruckus whenever possible. From there, he sort of not-so-voluntarily served his time in the Navy where he continued to irritate all those who were in charge of him. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam war, but was always hesitant to claim it because he didn't think he had sacrificed nearly as much as so many others during that time. 

Bruce spent his career as a long-haul truck driver. With millions of miles under his belt, he was a legend when it came to backing up a trailer into spots no mere mortal dared to go.  He cursed all the 'four-wheelers' driving on the highway, was a connoisseur of truck stops across the country, and firmly believed he was God's gift to all truck stop waitresses.  

He didn't take life too seriously, and was always willing to spend hours maxing out a golf cart engine just so his grandkids could go for a wild ride. Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor was his idol, which frequently got him into trouble. 

Alzheimer's disease stole what should have been his hard-earned retirement years, but it also blessed him with more time with his kids and grandkids in the last few years. 

At Bruce's request, there will be no formal services held. Just have a cup of coffee and make your grumpiest face to celebrate his life. The family encourages anyone that may be inclined to make donations in his memory to support Alzheimer's research. https//www.alz.org/centralnewyork/donate/tribute_gifts

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