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May 14, 2024 (0)

Colleyville, Texas — Bruce Wilson Schollmeyer, 80, of Colleyville, Texas, died on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024 in the "Grace Chapel" at the White Chapel Methodist Church.

Burial will be in the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024 with military rites provided by the Patriot Guard.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Bruce was born in Lynch on May 14, 1943.

After graduating from Lynch High School in 1961, Bruce's academic journey took him to Norfolk Junior College on a football scholarship. His exceptional skills on the field earned him another scholarship, this time to Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. In 1965, he proudly graduated with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in math and education with a minor in physical education and business administration. His leadership was evident as he served as the captain of the football team, president of the student-teacher association and vice-president of the math club. 

Post-graduation, he dedicated two years to teaching and coaching, leaving a lasting impact on his students and players.

Bruce's love story began in college, where he met his future wife. They tied the knot on July 30, 1966, and their love has endured for 58 years. Their unwavering commitment and love for each other is a testament to the strength of their bond, which has touched the hearts of all who know them.

1967, Bruce embarked on a new chapter of his life, joining the U.S. Air Force. He underwent rigorous pilot training in Big Spring, Texas, and then moved to Smyrna, TN, for further training on the C-130. It was during this time that his daughter Renee' Marie was born. Bruce's service took him to CCK, Taiwan, for two years during the Vietnam War, where he flew the C-130 in Southeast Asia, bravely serving his country and earning the Distinguished Flying

Cross. After his return, he spent two years at Little Rock AB, where he gave instruction on the C-130 and welcomed his second daughter Darcie Ann into the family, a testament to his unwavering dedication and love for his family and country.

His family settled in Colleyville, Texas, in 1973, where they have resided for 51 years. Bruce began and ended his career with Delta Airlines, a testament to his loyalty and dedication. He retired on May 12, 2003, after a fulfilling career that saw him serve as an engineer, co-pilot and captain, along with instructing and being a line check airman on various airplanes. He flew the DC_8, DC-9, 727, L1011, MD88, MD 90, 757 and 767 and retired on the MD11 after 30 years of service, flying to far and distant parts of the world.

Bruce is survived by his wife Shirley (Bringelson) Schollmeyer; two daughters Renee' Schollmeyer (fiancé John Conley) and Darcie (Brett) Hull; three grandchildren Jude Hull, Jayde Hull and Crosby Hull; one brother Bardy Schollmeyer; one nephew Nathan Schollmeyer; one niece Alexis Fredriksen; and a host of

Wilson and Schollmeyer cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, 18 uncles and aunts on his Schollmeyer side and nine uncles and aunts on his Wilson side of the family.

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, deep contrition and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving.     


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