Bruce Wayne Whiddon

Bruce Wayne Whiddon went to be with our Lord on March 20, 2020, he was 90 years old.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marie Whiddon; his children, Melinda and her husband Allan Fikes, Tony and his wife Jo Ann Whiddon and Melody Abshire; his sister Fayerine Whiddon; his grandchildren,  Jarrett Whiddon, Jamie and Mark Rufo, Leigha and Casey Dobbins, Rustilynne and Cody Yarter, Jodi and Jeremy Polach; and his great-grandchildren, Shaylie, Gianna, Gavin, Zackary, Bradley, Landon, Kash, Klayton and Audrey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ocie Whiddon, his sisters June Young and Joyce Mitchell and his son-in-law Gary Abshire.

Bruce was born on September 25, 1929 in Merryville, LA. He resided there until he joined the US Army and served his country in White Sands, NM at Nike Missile Site. He worked and raised his family in Clute, TX but returned to Merryville after his retirement. Bruce had a servant’s heart and helped many people throughout his life. He was a member of The United Methodist Church and The Masonic Lodge #329. Bruce had an ear for music and could play anything on the guitar but also many other instruments. He loved everything about cars; watching races, auctions, working on them, especially driving them…fast! His garden was second to none. But his family was always first.

Memorial Service arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his church, First United Methodist Church in Merryville P.O. Box 292 Merryville, LA 70653.


  1. Such a wonderful man, such joy he showed in his music and his life. He will be sorely missed. We love you Marie and family

    Tom and Amy Harwood
  2. We did not know Bruce, but we know the Love and Devotion his Granddaughter, Leigha and family had for him. God Bless and keep you in this time of sorrow!

    Sandra & Michael Blocker
  3. Tony and family,
    My sincerest sympathies; prayers for peace, comfort. May sharing in the wonderful memories of your father help ease your grief.
    Janet Dirba Gipson

    Janet Gipson
    • My brother was a Prince among men… always ready to help someone in need, and the best brother anyone ever had. He was completely devoted to his precious wife and family. I will miss his presence on this earth until we meet again.

      Faye Whiddon
  4. He was such a loving ,caring husband, father, and friend ,He will be missed by so many loved ones..🙏🏻🙏🏻My deepest condolences to all of you❤️

    Tina Priesmeyer
  5. He will be missed, definitely one of the good guys!
    A definite loss to the world & personally. Thought of Bruce
    Many times over the years. Prayers for the family.

    Mark Danheim
  6. Tony and family,
    I am so sad to hear of this news. I am praying for peace and comfort during this time and the days to come.
    Much Love,

    Christy Brandstatt
  7. Bruce was THE most amazing man I have ever known! He was the best dad a girl could have ask for! He was a wonderful husband and Christian! All rolled into one man! There is so much to say about him but I will just add he was so loved by all his family and will be missed very much! I love you daddy! You and Gary have a good time together! Until we meet again!
    Always my love for you!

    Melody Abshire
    • So sorry to hear about this! But what a life full of family and God! My heart breaks for each of you! He was the best Hero to you and the girls! Y’all were certainly Blessed to have him in your life! So Love y’all so much!

      Debi Trahan
  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful man who loved his sweet family dearly and was loved by so many. Blessings and peace to you all during this sad time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sharon Wirth
  9. He had a servant’s heart for sure ! He did many jobs around Merryville
    And never asked for pay !
    I was in a little 3 piece band with him and every one enjoyed his
    Guitar playing ! He heard many ovations for it !
    As for me, I never had a better friend. There was nothing he
    Wouldn’t do for me and nothing I wouldn’t do for him ! I
    Loved him like a brother ! I’ll miss my friend until my last breath!
    Goodnight sweet prince ! I’ll see you soon enough !

    Larry Karr
  10. Mrs. Marie and family….i only knew Mr. Bruce and Marie for a short time before they moved but he was such a wonderful man to know and often wondered how he was doing….May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around ya’ll for strength and comfort knowing he is in a much better land…

    Beverly Bennett
  11. I miss you, and I’m sorry I couldn’t spend more time with you. You’ll always be in my heart.

  12. I only met Bruce a couple of times when he came over to Tony and Jo Ann’s to help work on the GTO. But I could see a special bond between them like no others.
    If you know Tony Whiddon you know that he was taught by a great father.

    Dale Sullivan
  13. We love you Uncle Bruce. Know that the entire family will miss you. We will see you again one day.

    Jeri Owen
  14. One of the best people I’ve ever known.

    Bob McCord
  15. Dear Aunt Marie and kids, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bruce’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Patty Gray Boyd
  16. What a good man. Surely he is rejoicing with Jesus. May the Holy Spirit grant you peace and comfort. Much love to you all.

    Elizabeth Openshaw Rudesill

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