Bruce L. Blackford, 79, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at a local hospital. He moved to this area 30 years ago from Sebring, FL and was retired from the U. S. Navy. Bruce was a member of the Fleet Reserve, AmVets, VFW and American Legion.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Rita Blackford. He is survived by his spouse, Mary J. Blackford; children, Allan Blackford, Kenneth Blackford, Jeff Blackford (Brenda), Michael Blackford (Debra) and Richard Blackford; brother, Donald Blackford; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Kent Forest Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Virgil Tillman officiating. The family will receive friends and visitors from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. just prior to the funeral service.