David Joe "Gomez" Bruce, 56, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, from injuries received in an accident.He was the son of Inez Bruce and the late Aaron B. Bruce. He graduated from Howard High School class of 1973. David was employed at the Cummings Highway Wal-Mart.Also preceding him in death are his brothers, Harry and Aaron Bruce; sister, Janice R. Bruce and special friend, Paulette White.Survived by son, Demetrius Bruce; daughter, Mecole Bruce; mother, Inez K. Bruce; brother, Robert K. Bruce; sister, Linda D. Bruce; three grandsons; a very special cousin, Steven Pollard, all of Chattanooga; uncle, Charles L. Bruce, Los Angeles, CA; aunts, Martha Roberson, Battle Creek, Mich., Julia B. (Joe) Ammons, of Chattanooga; great-aunt, Jewell Puryear, LaFayette, Ga.; three nephews, numerous cousins and friends.Funeral services will be held at St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, with son, Demetrius delivering the eulogy and Pastor Billy Church officiating. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will received friends from 7 8 p.m. this evening at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.