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Bruce Nowlin

Bruce Nowlin, 67, of Troy, born August 14, 1952 in Vandalia, passed away August 28, 2019 in Freeburg.

Bruce was a member of Metro Church.  He retired from Truck Centers of Troy after 40 years.  He loved riding his Harley Davidson Motor Cycle.  Bruce also enjoyed handy work and was able to fix anything, if he needed he would watch youtube videos and complete his project. He enjoyed his special furry friends, Max and Gizmo.  Most of all Bruce loved his family and the times they spent together.

Surviving are his wife Judy (Corvallis) Nowlin whom he married October 18, 1985 at Friedens UCC, Troy; Children, Shelly (Chad) Vonburg of Greenville, Ron Burton of Cuba, Missouri, Ryan (Andrea Reynolds) Burton of Freeburg and Tina (Trent) Abernathy of Staunton; grandchildren, Cora Ann Burton, Jarett, Cody and Deseray Vonburg, Chase Wilson, Jerin and Braden Burton; Great-grandson, Desmond Swarts; sisters, Cindy Nowlin of Greenville and Laura (Kirby) Knackstedt of  Alhambra; niece, Lindsay Reavis; uncle, cousin and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eldon and Doris (Boaz) Nowlin; his step-mother, LaVada (Lurkins) Nowlin.

Visitation was held on August 31 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy.

Services were held on Sept. 1 at the funeral home, with Fred Francis officiating.

Interment was private.

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, Troy.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Richeson Funeral Home was in charge or arrangements.

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