Bruce Edward Dainwood

Bruce Edward Dainwood, 65, was born on Oct. 5, 1958, to Vernon A. (Buck) and Mae Dean Dainwood and departed this life on June 15, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas.

Bruce was born and raised in Foreman, Arkansas. He graduated from Foreman High School and began a long-standing career of welding, and later, a welding inspector. This work took him around the world. In line with his exceptional talent for welding and metal work, he enjoyed making beautiful knives.

To truly know Bruce was to know he loved his family, friends, fun, and occasional debates. Bruce lived life to the fullest, never met a stranger. His family loved him dearly and they called him Pops. He was an avid outdoors man and was involved in the Southern Sportsmen Foundation, a group of outdoor enthusiasts who want to share our love for the outdoors with people who have disabilities, including children and veterans.

As a proud member of the Rocky Comfort Masonic Lodge, Bruce believed that God is in control of his world, and He has provided a life beyond the grave. Bruce joined Rocky Comfort Masonic Lodge #468 in Foreman, Arkansas in March of 1992 and was a perpetual member. The family wishes to thank everyone for your kind words, love, and prayers during his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Vernon A. Dainwood Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Gail, who was the love of his life; their children Shannon Kirby and wife Keisha, Chad Giovengo and wife Selene, Brannen Kirby and wife Kenda, Brandon Hattaway and wife Brooke, and Clint Hattaway and wife Carrie; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Bill Hickox of Marshall, Texas; one niece; two great-nieces, and several relatives, extended family members and numerous friends.

Cremation was handled by Lighthouse Funeral Home in Amarillo, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Foreman, Arkansas on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.


  1. Glenn Green

    I remember working with Bruce in Wyoming, and was pleased to work with him again in Amarillo. We were never able to sit in lodge together but we will someday. You shall be missed Brother Dainwood.

  2. Coach Robert Freeze

    Enjoyed coaching Bruce , never forget his dedication.

  3. Jay

    Prayers from Jay and Heidi Ellis.

  4. David Johnson

    I worked with Bruce in Oklahoma on the midship project. He was a great guy. My prayers are with the family.

  5. Warren Sharp

    Worked around Bruce at Papermill in Ashdown many years ago. RIP.

  6. Kristen Patton

    Worked with Bruce in Oklahoma. Loved him from the first minute he opened his mouth. He was a hoot. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Clint Hattaway

    Dad you will be missed, I have your voicemails saved, I already miss our calls. I love you!!
    Rest in Peace

  8. Carl Ward

    Brother Bruce, we miss your morning side steps towards the field office door. And how can we ever forget the day you proved you could sharpen a knife so sharp you could cut print from a page without marring the paper.
    You always had such kind things to say my bride and you were forever bringing us such meaningful gifts.
    Yes Brother, when I ride the black camel, you’re one of the first people I’ll want see.
    RIP, SMIB.

  9. Tony Youmans

    RIP my friend

  10. Mike and Denise Smith

    Me and my husband Mike Smith with numbers for over 33 something years. He was always a good friend he was always there for us anytime we needed them he loved the rooster fights and he wanted to get back into it that’s what he told me he was having Mike right down his keep for him. I can’t believe he’s gone he was such a sweet man me and Michael miss him so much we love you Bruce we’ll see you again 💗

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