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(April 14, 1946 – July 19, 2014)

Bruce C. Draves, 68, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on April 14, 1946 to the late Clyde “Mike” A. and Dorothy E. (Sasse) Draves.Bruce married Judy Harvey on October 16, 1965 in Midland, Michigan. Bruce graduated from Midland High School in 1964 where his100 yard dash record still stands. He attended Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. Bruce worked for Dow Chemical Company as an Operator and Foreman until he retired on December 31, 1996. He loved to hunt, golf, watch baseball and football. Bruce is survived by wife, Judy, his daughter, Sarah (Dave) Jegla, sons; Bruce Draves, Jr., and David (Rieko) Draves. He is also survived by his sister Merl Ann Farquharson, grandchildren; David Jegla III, Norrin Jegla and Erin Jegla, a special cousin, Bill Draves (who was more like a brother) and many nices, nephews, aunts and uncles. Bruce was predeceased by his brother David Draves.A funeral service will be held at 11am, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Young officiating. Visitation will be at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 4-7 pm and on Wednesday, at the church, from 10am until the time of service. Burial will be at Jerome Township Cemetery.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in his name.On-line Condolences can be given at smithminer.com