Bruce Kennedy Nailor, Jr.

Born: Sun., Jan. 11, 1931
Died: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

Committal Ceremony

1:45 PM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory


2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Cafe next to Myers - Buhrig

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Bruce Kennedy Nailor, Jr.

A Proud Grandfather -

Bruce Kennedy Nailor, Jr., age 86, of Enola, and formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Bruce was born on Sunday, January 11, 1931.

Bruce’s survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Joann (Papp) Nailor; his four children: Barbara, Leonard, Richard, and Joseph; his many grandchildren; and his brother.

Bruce began working as a teenager when his father took ill and he left school to work the farm allowing his brother to continue with his schooling.  Even as a young man Bruce was devoted to his family, a trait he carried throughout his life.

Bruce loved being a truck driver and enjoyed his time driving for Minnich’s Garage, Shaffer Trucking, PPG Trucking, and Glen Moore Transport.  Those who knew Bruce well know that according to Bruce, all trips began in Carlisle.  He drove for both work and for pleasure as he visited almost every state in his RV.  Camping was one of Bruce’s joys as was driving from Carlisle to Nova Scotia on his regular runs.

Stuffed Peppers, country music, old westerns, and collecting die cast tractor trailers were some of Bruce’s pleasures.  He loved his dogs, especially Doodles who was always by his side.  Bruce was a family man who loved nothing more than getting on the floor with his grandchildren to play and laugh.  Family get gatherings were a special time and he was a fiercely proud grandfather.  He was a man with a fairly loud bark but no bite.  With a wonderful sense of humor and a caring spirit, Bruce was always there to help those in need.  He will be missed.

All are welcome to join Bruce’s family at his viewing on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Celebrant George A. Spangler officiating.  Bruce’s family invites friends to join them for a time of food and fellowship at the café next to Myers – Buhrig immediately following the service.  Burial in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill will be private.

Bruce’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bruce’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at

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Linda Mountz
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
I worked with Bruce at Glen Moore. I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing. He was always such a delight to talk. Never talked badly of any of his co-workers. I hope you find comfort in knowing he was well liked by everyone. May God grant you comfort also.

John & Sherri Walden
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
We knew Beuce for many years through bowling. Went to my first State Tournament with Bruce. Ate many hotchie dogs at the Hamilton and enjoyed their River lot in Sunbury. Shared many trucking stories and listened as Bruce told of his days of driving. His eyes always lit up talking about all the things he loved. Sherri and I will cherish our memories and pray for comfort for the Nailor family.

sylvia strauser
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
im so sorry to hear of your loss. my family are sending our condolences and will remember bruce from the bowling alley and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time

Carolyn McKenrick
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
I knew Bruce through my parents (Kay & Charlie Eppleman) they were camping friends. Bruce also came in and picked up loads where I worked at. I am very sorry for your loss. The Nailor family has my deepest sympathy.

The Eppleman Family

Tracy Baer
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Joann, Joe and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a difficult time my prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone of you all. Bruce is in a better place and that is a blessing. God Bless....

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