Bruce E. Avent

Bruce E. Avent, age 75 of Bolivar, Tennessee, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 28, 2016 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1 at Shackelford Funeral Directors' Main Chapel in Bolivar with Gary Frye officiating. Interment followed in Middleburg Cemetery in Hickory Valley.
A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, Mr. Avent was born in Grand Junction on Monday, Feb. 19, 1940 to the late John and Nellie Estelle Lax Avent. On Friday, Aug. 28, 1970, he was united in marriage to Earline P. Avent, who survives.
He worked as an over the road driver for more than 50 years, and drove for Roadway Trucking as well as for himself. Some of his hobbies included buying, working on and reselling cars. He loved to joke and kid around, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

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