Eric Allan-Baker Bruce
September 9, 1983 - November 28, 2017
Eric Allan-Baker Bruce, 34, went home to Jesus on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at his home in Visalia, California. Eric was born in Virginia, Minnesota on September 9, 1983 and moved to Hanford California in 1996 with his mom and step dad, Lisa and Jim Kochar. He graduated from Lakeside School and went on to Hanford West High School where he participated in various sports and graduated in 2002. Eric loved nature, especially the mountains, and took many of his friends and family camping, backpacking, and hiking. He was also blessed with the gift of music and played his guitar as often as he could, but the most precious thing to Eric was his love of friends and family, as he touched the hearts of everyone he met and was a truly loving father to his children. He will be sorely missed.
Eric is survived by his daughter Jada Bruce and son Elias Bruce; his mom Lisa Baker (Bruce) Kochar and step dad Jim Kochar; Father Allan Bruce and wife Sandy, his grandparents Wanda and Cecil Baker, and siblings Jennifer Pontinen, Justin Kochar, Tracy Bruce, Rayn Sterle, Sarah Thyen, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Eric joins in heaven his great grandpa Virgil Baker, great grandparents Henry and Ethel Gipson, and grandmother Flora Handeland.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Calvary Christian Center, 11274 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, California at 10:00 AM. Cards and/or memorial contributions may be brought to the memorial services or sent to 17163 9 1/2 Avenue, Hanford, California.