Bruce D. Irvine

Bruce D. Irvine, 84, passed away late Thursday evening in the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Born on July 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Joseph Bruce and Evelyn Jeffers Irvine. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Rossell Irvine; a daughter, Susan Irvine; and a sister, Lyle Irvine.  Survivors include a daughter, Karen Underwood (Curtis); and two grandchildren, Susan Kelly Ginger and Ryan Ginger.
A graduate of Frankfort High School, Bruce attended Duke University before graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  A gentleman farmer, he lived on his family farm his entire life and worked as a Professional Engineer/Electrical Engineer for the Ky. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Ky. Society of Professional Engineers, and the Frankfort Country Club, and was a supporter of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles. Bruce enjoyed UK sports, model trains, and inventing gadgets for every purpose.  In his younger years he played tennis and the piano, with a special love of Jazz and Celtic music.
Services will be held in Rogers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and visitation will be at Rogers from 4-8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bruce’s memory be made to the Franklin County or Woodford County Humane Societies. Online condolences can be made at www.RogersFrankfort.com.

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  • Bruce was a dear friend.  I shall miss him greatly. His demeanor, humor, wisdom, and memories of my father have made my life richer .

    Edgar Hume

  • Bruce was a dear friend of my husband.  We are so sad to hear of his passing.   He was such a good man!

    May God's peace that passes all our understanding be with each of you.  

  • Bruce was a dear friend of my husband.  We are so sad to hear of his passing.   He was such a good man!

    May God's peace that passes all our understanding be with each of you.  

  • Carmen and I are gonna miss Bruce a lot . We enjoyed the late night dinners, Evenings talking around the fire place, The rides on the mule.we have many great. Memorys that we'll cherish for the rest of our lives. We love and miss you Bruce.Your in a better place now God has your mansion ready for you. Love you always Mike and Carmen. :

  • Bruce was one of the greatest men that I ever met. He loved life,his family,and his friends. He was funny and knew how to make people laugh. I spent a lot of time with him in his last month's making sure he was comfortable and happy. A few weeks ago we visited the train station museum in Versailles for hours because he loved trains. He was so happy and thankful I took him. So I took him again the next day too. I can't believe he's gone, my heart hurts and I miss him. I miss calling to say hello everyday and I miss his face. I loved him and he was like family. He will be greatly missed.