Bruce Edward Felt, of Columbus, Ohio, born, July 30th, 1939 has gone home to be with his savior. He passed into the arms of Jesus on May 13th, 2019 at home and surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held at Linworth Baptist Church 6200 Linworth Rd. Worthington, OH 43085 on Tuesday May 21st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm followed by the funeral service. Bruce is survived by his lovely wife of 60 years - Valetta Ann (Jones) Felt. Daughters Michele (William) Brown, Melissa (David) Burt, sons Christopher (Ester) Felt and Timothy Felt, sisters Shirley Mosher and Betty Clarke as well as grandchildren Zachary (Brittany) Burt, Emily (Rocky) Manter, Jacob (Brianna) Burt, Seth (Cassidy) Burt, Blake Felt, Riley Felt, Callie Burt, Chloe Brown, and great-grandchildren Preston Manter, Ryder Manter, Caroline Burt, and Gavin Burt. He is pre-deceased by his parents William and Marguerite and brother Donald.
Bruce’s greatest passion in life was to impact people for Jesus. Bruce’s ministry as a pastor began at Ivory Independent Baptist Church in Ivory, New York in 1963. He later served at West Corners Baptist in Binghamton, New York and he spent the last 25 years of his formal ministry at Augusta Baptist, retiring in 2001. Wherever he went, and in whatever life circumstance he found himself, he never stopped talking about his Savior. As a minister of the Gospel for almost 60 years he seized the opportunity to impact everyone he met for Christ. Whether it was working in factories, driving the school bus, visiting the elderly and infirm, cleaning office buildings, or working in the mail room he always found ways to connect with people, to get to know them, and to offer love, prayer, and support for whomever crossed his path.
The apostle Paul speaks of running the race well. Bruce ran the race with a dedication and commitment second to none. He never met a stranger. He was not impressed by title. He was able to see through the outer veneer and love the person inside. And, he was always ready to listen. He shared the love of Jesus freely, without judgment and always with compassion.
While we are sad to let him go, we know that he is with Jesus now, in the arms of his Savior who he served faithfully for so many years. We will see him again, not all that many years from now, and we will be reunited in love and faith. He will greet us with his ever-present smile and welcome us with open arms.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Linworth Baptist Building Project: http://www.linworthbaptist.org/about-us/linworth-building-project/
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