Bruce Edward Jones age 70, of Springfield, MO, passed away peacefully after a short struggle with cancer on Sunday, December 29, 2018. Bruce was born on April 17, 1948, along with his identical twin B.G., in Medford, Massachusetts to Bert and Mary Jones. The family moved to Oklahoma City, OK in 1960 when “ the boys” were twelve years old. Bruce went to Putnam City High School and graduated in 1967. In High School Bruce embraced his lifelong “ gear-head” passion. He and his twin spent many hours working on European sport cars including Bruce’s 1957 Alfa Romeo.
He finished 2 years of college at Central State University in Edmond, OK. In the early 70’s his passion evolved into Harley’s. He adopted the name Brewster (from the movie Brewster McCloud), crisscrossed the U.S. with his brother and their friends on their hogs, tended bar at The Phonebooth in OKC, shot pool and backpacked solo around Europe for many months. He became a house painter and moved to Springfield, MO in the early 80’s and painted homes as well as restaurants like Shoney’s and Steak N’ Shake, that he loved!
Again there was a shift and Bruce loved all things CORVETTE. He was an early member and past President of Vintage Vettes of the Ozarks. His prized possession was his restored 68 Corvette Convertible.
In his later years, he was commonly known as “Cowboy”, (always wearing a Stetson, like his Dad) at all the restaurants that he and his brother frequented. He loved getting to know all the servers. He loved to watch baseball, rooting on the Braves and the Cardinals. His football team was the Chiefs.
He was preceded in death by his father Bert Games Jones and his mother Mary Maturo Jones. He is survived by his twin brother Bert (B.G.) Jones and his “ little sister” Marianne Jones and his beloved cat named “Cat”.
Marianne would like to thank and give credit to her brother Bruce for her love of sports cars and her love of travel. Since it is never too late to say you’re sorry, Marianne would like to apologize for that incident at the Canadian border in 1969.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.