Bruce William DeForest, 90, passed away August 21, 2013. He was a Charter Member of Covenant Baptist Church in Collierville. He served in WWII with the U.S. Army 149th Combat Engineers in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was a retired office manager with the Burlington – Northern Railroad. Services will be 12:30pm Monday, August 26, 2013 at the T. Carl Rutledge Memorial Chapel of Collierville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30pm. Committal Services will be at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 2pm. He is survived by his wife, Erlene, daughter, Suzanne Montague (Larry), granddaughter, Brittany Thompson (Chris), grandson, Brett Austin (Melinda), nieces and nephews include, Jean Marie Smith, Ruth DeForest Novak (Tom) and Max DeForest (Karma). Memorials can be made to Covenant Baptist Church Building Fund or www.guardiansofrescue.org
to the Paws of War.