Bruce Sproul

Bruce R. Sproul passed away on March 21st at 6:30 a.m. with family by his side. He was 66 yrs. Old. He was born in Boston, MA on January 10, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents, M. James and Maizie K. Sproul; and a sister, Sandra Sue Sproul. Bruce is survived by his fiance’, Mary Pierce of KC; Sister, Elaine Belham and her husband John, Gulfport, MI.; daughter Lisa Sproul; son Shawn Sproul and his wife Sherri; along with four grandchildren; Austin, Dillon, Caden, and Kristyn, all of Kansas City. Bruce attended Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass and then transferred to Miami Military Academy in Miami, FL. where he graduated as Company Commander. After that he attended Curry College in Massachusetts. Bruce then went on to try out for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was accepted by the Dodgers and played on their Lakeland, FL. farm team as a catcher until knee injuries prevented him from playing any longer. He then went on to make a career in sales. He was a member of Barry Christian Church and was a dedicated member of A.A. He was very proud of his sobriety and shared his journey to help others conquer this disease. Bruce loved sports and was a huge Boston Red Sox fan. Services will be held on Thursday, March 25th at Barry Christian Church, 1500 N.W. Barry Rd. Kansas City, Mo 64155. Family will accept friends from 5-6 p.m. with a service being held at 6:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Visits: 4

Condolences

  1. Sherri Sproul on March 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Bruce, I feel honored to have been there with you as you entered in GOD’s arms. PEACE to you my sweet father-in-law.
    Love,
    Sherri



  2. Ron Cudzilo on March 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



  3. Megan Howe on March 24, 2010 at 8:31 am


  4. Roger Sproul on March 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Condolences to Bruce’s immediate family from his cousin.



  5. Don Sproul on March 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Out thoughts and prayers are with Bruce’s immediate family. I have warm memories of playing pass with Cousin Bruce in my front yard as a young child, 10 years Bruce’s junior. Our love is with you all! Cousin Don Sproul, wife Kathy, children Jason, melani and Bethany, and grandchildren Dawson, Luke, and Joshua



  6. Jeff Jackson on March 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I was fortunate to have been friends with Bruce over the years. My thoughts are with you during this time.



  7. Cynthia Sproul on March 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    My sympathies to everyone in the immediate family for the loss of your brother, father, grandfather, and my cousin, Bruce. I remember him in his younger days during visits and especially driving me to my brother’s ballgame in his family’s Cadillac convertible! Of course, the top was down and he was very proud to be driving that car! I’m also thankful that he came to see me back in 1998 in Bryan, TX when he was traveling as a photography salesman. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you- Elaine, John, Lisa, Shawn, Sherri, and children, also nieces and nephews.
    Cynthia



  8. Cynthia Sproul on March 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Lisa, Shawn, Sherri and children, and Elaine and John and your family, and also to Bruce’s fiancee, Mary, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all of you. I have a treasured memory of Bruce driving me to one of my brother Ed’s Babe Ruth games in Augusta in Bruce’s family’s Cadillac convertible with the top down. I’m also thankful to have had a visit from him in TX in 1998. Again, my deepest sympathies.
    Cousin Cynthia, and my children daughter Laura Lewis and her husband, Chris; Ryan Gallant and his wife Jessie; and six grandchildren; Madeline, Meredith and Gabriel Lewis and Alexa, Casey, and Jenna Gallant.



  9. Mike Meadows on March 25, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for the stories Bruce…they still move me today! rest well Brother.



  10. Julie Larocco on March 25, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I never got to know Bruce, but have heard so many wonderful stories here at KCRM about him. Thank you for sharing his life through this web site.



  11. Paul Masao Matsuoka on March 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you Bruce for sharing encouragment and hope as your living testimony for our KCRM AV Group. Love you. God Bless your family with joy, peace and love. Paul.



  12. Paul Masao Matsuoka on March 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you Bruce for sharing encouragment and hope as your living testimony for our KCRM AV Group. Love you. God Bless your family with joy, peace and love. Paul.



  13. Diane & Michael Haver on March 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you so much.



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