Robert Bruce “Blue” MacRae, age 88, of Ferguson, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at his home. He was born May 24, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland to Hector and Annie Mae McDougall MacRae. He was a US Merchant Marine serving in World War II. Mr. MacRae was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Bruce MacRae, Jr.; and granddaughter, Jennifer MacRae.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Suit MacRae of the home; son, Robert P. MacRae and wife Joyce of North Wilkesboro; daughter, Robin M. Duff and husband Grover of Bluefield, West Virginia; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Memorial service with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will be held 2:00 o’clock Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Chaplin Larry Reavis officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to VFW Post Honor Guard 1142, PO Box 357, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to Hospice of Wilkes Regional Medical Center, 1907 West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com