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In Memory of

Bruce Lee Bickford

November 4, 1948 - August 2, 2017

Obituary


Bruce Lee Bickford, 68, of Memphis, TN was called from this life to be with his Lord on August 2, 2017 at Germantown, TN. Services have been entrusted to Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 5599 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN. Visitation with a memorial service immediately following Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Bruce was born November 4th 1948 in Detroit, MI to Wilbur Beckford and Mildred Fisher Bickford. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Bickford, uncle, Art Bickford and his cousin, Candace Bickford. Survivors are his wife Susan, step-sons...

Bruce Lee Bickford, 68, of Memphis, TN was called from this life to be with his Lord on August 2, 2017 at Germantown, TN. Services have been entrusted to Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 5599 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN. Visitation with a memorial service immediately following Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Bruce was born November 4th 1948 in Detroit, MI to Wilbur Beckford and Mildred Fisher Bickford. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Bickford, uncle, Art Bickford and his cousin, Candace Bickford. Survivors are his wife Susan, step-sons Charles Riley (Bonnie), Snyder, TX, Johnathan Riley (Nicole) and their children Jezabella and Royas Riley, Pueblo, CO. His mother, Mildred Bickford, older brother, Allan (Dianne), Niece Janette (Shaft) Sanders; their sons Nicholas and Caleb Sanders. Nephews Kevin (Tracy) Bickford, and their sons Brady, Dan, Bradley Bickford all of Detroit, MI. Bruce graduated from Oakland University of Livona, MI with a degree in electronics. While attending college, he was a founding father of a radio club and was called upon to climb a 300 ft tower to attach an antenna so the station could broadcast. Bruce also found his life's passion of flying and skydiving. He was a licensed pilot, a master parachute jumper and a licensed parachute packer. He taught these skills and competed in many competitions. Bruce enjoyed Sci-Fi movies and books as well as detective stories and country and western music. Bruce met his wife Susan in Houston, TX while working as a pilot for Beachcraft Airlines. He has worked for Fed-Ex for over 25 years and one of his hobbies was flying large radio controlled planes with fellow fed-ex employees. He was highly regarded in his field of airplane electronics and will be greatly missed at Fed-Ex. The family wants to thank the ICU staff at Methodist Germantown Hospital for their devoted care. We would also like to Thank the Fresenius Team and most of all Bruce's nurse Nacole for all her love, laughter and her very special caring ways for her 3 years of blessing us with her loving care and hard work. Thank you all.