Bruce Alston McNelly
May 12, 1948-September 3, 2019
Bruce A. McNelly, 71, passed away on September 3, 2019, in Richmond, Va., after a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Justin McNelly and Beulah McNelly; and his Labrador Retrievers Molly and Suzy. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ellen McNelly, his brother, David McNelly (Diane), of Gilbert, SC, and his Labrador Retriever, Lizzy.
During his 33 years of living in Richmond, he worked at the Virginia Farm Bureau, Lowe’s Corporation, and FedEx Corporation. He was a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Business – Information Systems. Bruce daily enjoyed and succeeded at working crossword puzzles and Sudoku. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching sports, golfing, fishing, music, and singing. He was a huge fan of the USC Gamecocks. He was very devoted and attentive to his Labrador Retrievers. He was very proud of Suzy who achieved her AKC Master Agility Championship (MACH) title as well as other titles. He was also very proud that he trained and titled Lizzy to attain an AKC Tracking Dog (TD) title.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23294.
In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
I was saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. I hope that all the cherished memories that you have of Bruce as well as the love and support from your family brings you comfort during this difficult time.
Please take care of yourself Ellen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I was so sorry to hear of this sudden loss….it is never easy losing a loved one, but so unexpectedly…..Please know that you, Lizzy and your family are in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.
I am so very sorry for your loss and wish I could be with you at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am only a phone call away. Hope to see you soon.
Sending love and thoughts of peace and comfort to you and Lizzy.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Mr.Bruce passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are all shocked and greatly saddened by Bruce’s passing. Please know you are in our thought and prayers. We are only a phone call away.