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Halstead, Bruce

Halstead, Bruce

September 20, 1954 — March 29, 2022

BRUCE HALSTEAD, 67, of Kansas City, passed away March 29, 2022, after an extended illness.

Bruce is survived by his brother, Barry Halstead (Karen); four nephews, Nathan Halstead, Jacob Halstead, Charlie Ward (Melissa) and Jamie Ward; as well as many cousins and friends.

Bruce was born September 20, 1954, in Kansas City, MO, to Robert and Marjorie (Cook) Halstead. His parents and an infant brother preceded him in death.

Bruce graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1973 and received his Bachelor's degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He worked as a manager of the Fraud division for the Social Security Administration for many years prior to retirement. Bruce was a member of Antioch Bible Baptist Church.

Bruce was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all.

A funeral service celebrating Bruce's life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 8, at Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 N.E. 72nd Street, Gladstone, MO 64118.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the church.

Service Information

A funeral service celebrating Bruce’s life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 8, at Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 N.E. 72nd Street, Gladstone, MO 64118.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the church.

Halstead, Bruce's Guestbook

Bruce trained me to be a BA at SSA. I know for a fact I would not have made it without his wisdom, skills and don't worry attitude. He truly loved his family and told me stories about his nephews, he was SO proud of you. I'm so grateful God allowed him to cross my path. God continue to comfort the family.

Joni Gibson Jones

Barry, Karen, & Family, We were saddened to learn of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. May God bless, strengthen,& comfort you in the coming days.

Bruce-Mikki Ward

So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I work for and with him in the past. He was such a wonderful and funny man. He never knew a stranger. He will be missed and may the family rest in peace now he is in heaven Bless all your family.

Debra (Smith) Collins

Bruce was my supervisor, coworker and was a great boss/friend to us all. We would talk about the reality show Big Brother when it came on TV. I enjoyed Bruce’s laughter, jokes his great personality. We became friends on FB after retirement. You will be missed. Condolences to your family. Rest In Peace Bruce!

Eleonore M Turner

So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I met him a few times with Nathan and got to attend one of his Oscar parties, which I’ll never forget. He was always so kind and great to be around. Wishing You All comfort and healing in this trying time.

Cory Mahin

So many memories of Bruce from our church youth group when Kathy and I helped Ron and Gail Lane. One of my dearest memories was on the Alaska missionary trip in 1975. Bruce was teasing the girls by spraying water on some of them. My wife decided to teach him a lesson so she got the girls together and chased Bruce until she caught him from behind, took him to the ground, held him down while the girls soaked with a full bucket of ice cold water from the mountain spring nearby. He later said he knew better to ever mess with Kathy Ross. We laughed about that whenever we saw him. We are sad for his death, but Rejoicing in him being reunited with his family in Heaven. We pray God's peace on Barry and all the family!

Butch Ross

So many memories of Bruce from our church youth group when Kathy and I helped Ron and Gail Lane. One of my dearest memories was on the Alaska missionary trip in 1975. Bruce was teasing the girls by spraying water on some of them. My wife decided to teach him a lesson so she got the girls together and chased Bruce until she caught him from behind, took him to the ground, held him down while the girls soaked with a full bucket of ice cold water from the mountain spring nearby. He later said he knew better to ever mess with Kathy Ross. We laughed about that whenever we saw him. We are sad for his death, but Rejoicing in him being reunited with his family in Heaven. We pray God's peace on Barry and all the family!

Butch Ross

Bruce was my colleague, my boss, and a friend to all. It was gratifying to work alongside him and learn his perspective. He loved hearing about everyone’s adventures and shared his own extraordinary travel stories, as well. I always smile when I think of Bruce…his robust laughter and quick witted humor are etched in my memory forever! Rest In Peace, Bruce! You will be missed by so many.

Janet Shivers, Sequim, WA

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I will remember and enjoy so many long ago and pleasant memories from our youth. Rest In Peace friend, and condolences to Barry, family, and friends.

Nancy Gourley Palmer

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