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Owen Bruce Caley, 77, of Lumberton, Texas, died on September 28, 2017, at home after a heroic battle from cancer. Bruce was born on August 6, 1940, in New Rockford, North Dakota to George Burdette Caley Jr and Evelyn (Olson) Caley.

In June of 1959, Bruce joined the Army and was a Medical Specialist stationed at the DMZ in South Korea. Bruce grew up in Hettinger, North Dakota where he called home until moving to Texas to work as a policeman for the Beaumont Police Dept. After leaving the force, he worked for Beaumont Motor Co., Sears Automotive and Kinsel Ford. In 1980, he was an independent Service Station owner for Exxon Oil Co. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, golf, attending church and reading his Bible.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty; daughters, Deborah Knowles of Houston, TX, and Carla Behannon and her husband Barry of Lumberton, TX; brother George B. Caley III and his wife Linda of Winchester, VA; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, mother and one sister, Janice Ulrich of Hayes, KS.

The family would like to say a thank you to all who prayed, called, sent cards, flowers and visited with Bruce.

Bruce was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas.

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