Melton W. “Toby” Bruce, 65, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Tallahassee. He was born in Quincy, FL. October 5, 1951 to Elisha and Alice Dees Bruce. He was a graduate of James A. Shanks High School and has served with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for 33 years. He was a member of the Washington Lodge #2, F & AM in Quincy and was a very avid FSU baseball fan.
He is survived by his life partner, Shirley Bates, daughter, Victoria Givens of Tallahassee, and son, Christopher Givens of Tallahassee, five grandchildren, and his brothers, Benny (Diane) Bruce of Tallahassee, Mike (Shari) Bruce of Lake City, FL, and Vernon (Mary) Bruce of Crawfordville, FL.
He was predeceased by his parents, a son, Mitch Bruce, sister, Sara Helen Dalton, and brother, Johnny Bruce.
Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Charles McClellan Funeral Home. Masonic graveside services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will do Honors. Rev. Maurice Langston will officiate.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.