K. Bruce Gape, 80
K. Bruce Gape of Okeechobee, Florida passed away August 1, 2013. He was born October 23, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Gape retired from the Navy as a Lt. Commander and Naval Aviator. He served during the Korean Conflict. He came to Okeechobee, Florida from Grosse Ile, Michigan in 1989.
Mr. Gape is survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha Gape; four children, Shelley Flood (Mark), Debra Lamers (Greg), Jennifer Coggins (Lew) and Kenneth “Kenny” Gape (Margie); sister, Kathy Meek (Kenneth); eleven grandchildren, Leslie, Emily, Matthew, Christina, Jordan, Abby, Sam, Willie, Eddie, Ellie and Annie Rose; and two great grandchildren, Aiden and Chase.
A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 25150 East River Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973; Church of Our Saviour, 200 NW 3rd ST, Okeechobee, FL 34972; or St. James Episcopal Church.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.