In Memory of




Obituary for Jeffrey Lloyd Bruce

Mr. Jeffrey L Bruce, son of the late Joseph Lloyd Bruce and Audrey Bruce was born June 11, 1955 in Red Bank, NJ. He graduated Red Bank Regional High School in 1973, studied at The University of Kansas and went on to obtain his degree at Iowa State University.

He established Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) in 1986. Mr. Bruce’s accomplishments, commitment, and vision are well documented. He received over 80 separate design and leadership awards. The award-winning projects of JBC have been published 150 times. He was licensed to practice in 26 states and served as an invited lecturer, visiting critic, and speaker at over 200 conferences and trade shows. In 1996, Mr. Bruce was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

He was Fellow with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) and Chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Mr. Bruce was a LEED accredited professional, a certified irrigation designer, and an EPA WaterSenseCertified Professional. He was one of the first accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRP) in North America and is a founding member of the Sports Turf Committee for the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators. Mr. Bruce is author of the “Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites” seminar series for GRHC and ASIC.

He departed this life Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 710pm after a short struggle with esophageal cancer. He was loved and influenced so many. He will be cherished and remain in the lives of all that knew him.

Jeff enjoyed reading, traveling, photography, his company and employees while solving problems through landscaping but most of all he loved his family.

Jeffrey L Bruce is survived by Glenda Bruce loving wife of 31 years. They were married in Kansas City on December 2, 1989.

Jeffrey L Bruce is lovingly remembered by his step mother Marilyn Bruce of Holmdel NJ; mother-in-law Marietta Hamilton of Kansas City; sisters Margaret L Boccabella and Cheryl A Nardone; stepbrother Karl Slay; stepson Troy Smith; nephews Trevor Nardone and Austin Nardone.

Two visitations will be held Fri., Jan. 17th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral service Sat., Jan 18th at 10am, all at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St.; Independence, MO 64055.