Charles Robert Bruner age 86, of Shoals, passed away at 11:22p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Martin County, Indiana on September 8, 1931 to Charles Wesley and Reina Charlotte (Dorman) Bruner. He married Judith Ann Spears on July 11, 1959.
He graduated from Shoals High School, was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War, retired from NSWC Crane, started BJ Graphic Arts on Main Street in Shoals, and retired as a Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Shoals.
His hobbies included, woodworking, poetry, writing short stories, telling stories, drawing and was a Blade Smith.
He is survived by his children, Robert Joseph Bruner (Laurel) of Travers City Michigan, Charles David Bruner (Liz) of Newburgh, William Wesley Bruner (Kim) of Shoals, Deborah Ann Bruner Haviland of Shoals, Rebecca Lynn Bruner of Montgomery; Grand-Children, Stephanie Bruner, Killian Bruner, Devon Bruner, Khesha Bruner, Brittany Bruner, Sara Beier, Leslie Forston, Robert Forston, Adam Bruner, Jordan Haviland, Eilis Haviland, Abbigail Haviland, Malin Haviland, Lydia Bruner, Cassidy Bruner, Bristol Bruner; Great Grand-Children, Teran Stucki, Ava Stucki, Olivia Bruner, Phoebe Simmons, Colin Davis, Judy Davis, Kahle Davis, Carter Beier, Liam Beier, Eddie Payne, Atalie Aktins, Saylor Forston-Nuekam, Sophia Gibbs and one sister, Wahneta Rose Bruner Felton.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, William “Bill” Bruner, David Nelson Bruner a nephew, Billy Sims and a niece, Cheryl Granger.
Funeral Services will be 11:00a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Hindostan United Methodist Church with Rev. Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.