Bruce Arlen Flood

Bruce Arlen Flood, 83, of Willard, passed away Aug. 2, 2019, after cardiac surgery and a lengthy recovery. Flood was born in Franklin County, Iowa on Aug. 28, 1935, to Roy and Anna Flood. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty (Moore), on April 26, 1954, and together they raised five children; Debbie, Michael Dennis, Denise, Diana and Darin
.Bruce was employed with United Parcel Service, retiring after 30 years. He was also a farmer and raised beef cattle. He was a 55-year Master Mason, he was an avid bass fisherman and a founding member of Rice Camp Association.
Flood was a member of the Willard First Baptist Church and the Willard Senior Center and volunteered at Grand Oak Mission. Flood is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty, five children Debbie Flood, Diana and Phil Samples of Willard, Michael Dennis and Robin Flood of Brookline, Denise and Herbert Broyles of Springfield, Darin Flood of Joplin; five grandchildren, and four great-children; one brother Merle; numerous nieces and nephews.
Flood is preceded in death by two brothers James and Duane.
Friends may call at the Klingner-Cope Funeral Home at White Chapel, Highway EE, Springfield, on Wednes- day, Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the same location. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Willard First Baptist Church Building Fund or Shriner’s Hospital.

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