Bruce Eldridge Knicley, 79, of Bridgewater, passed away at Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his home. Bruce was born in Dayton on March 30, 1939, a son of the late Ethel Inez (Grogg) and Eldridge Leroy Knicley. He worked as a supervisor at Tenneco, retiring in 1998. He loved to collect and sell antiques. On December 27, 1958, he was united in marriage to Betty Jane (Wilfong) Knicley. In addition to his wife, Bruce is survived by daughter, Linda Kay Andrews and husband, Carroll "Santa", of Mount Solon; sons, Ricky Eldridge Knicley and wife, Shellby, of Spotsylvania, Ronnie Lee Knicely and wife, Debbie, of Mount Solon, and Scot Wayne Knicley and wife, Jewel, of Bridgewater; brother, Dennis Knicley and wife, Brenda of Dayton; five grandchildren, Travis Knicley and wife Beth, Nichole Van Pelt and husband Stephen, Jared Knicley and wife Devin, Jonathan Andrews and wife Lisa and Hunter Knicley; seven great -grandchildren, Addison, Noah, Courtney, William, Grace, Emmy, Hudson. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, with Pastor Tina Nelson and Pastor Tony Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Creek Church Cemetery Bridgewater. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene Youth, 8863 Nazarene Church Rd. Bridgewater, VA 22812 and/or the Mt. Solon Fire & Rescue Squad, 86 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon, VA 22843, and/or the Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812. Online condolences to the family may be shared at