Bruce Bynum

Died: May 8, 2019
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On May 8, 2019 Bruce “Tex” Bynum ended his journey on this earth and slipped away to a better place. Tex was the beloved husband of Karen Dale (nee Storch) since 1983. Bruce was born in Detroit, Michigan November 1944 to Gertrude and Harmon Bynum. He came to Brook Park when Ford Motor Company transferred his father here. He attended Berea High School. Tex was a business man in the city of Brook Park since the founding of Auto Repair Incorporated in 1965, located in a Texaco gas station at the corner of Smith, and Sheldon Rds. He purchased Schaff Farm across the street and built the present structure in 1973 at 6601 Smith Rd. Tex prided himself on conducting business with honesty and integrity. He founded Am Tech Video and was a previous board member and videographer for St. Paul Lutheran Church of Berea. He donated his talents to benefit the Metro Burn Unit, and in the education and study of depression. He enjoyed wine winemaking for which he won awards. He spent his time as a boater, fisherman, skier, bowler, trap shooter, gardener, and loved motorcycling with his wife Karen. He loved spending free time in the Sandusky/Port Clinton area of Lake Erie. He also had a talent for expounding little witticisms to live by. Tex is the loving brother to Gail (deceased) (Louis) Betzel. Dear father to Wendy Gay Kathleen and Wayne both deceased. He is step-father to Carol Keller (deceased), Barbie Movens and Richard Vincent Erminio. Cherished grandfather to Mark & Candice Movens, Seth Keller, Katrina & Nathan Erminio, Aja Bynum, and Arianna Angel. Cousin and uncle to many and granduncle to Sarah & Jamie Adams.

The family will receive friends in Celebration of Tex’s life at Woodvale Cemetery, 7535 Engle Rd., Middleburg Hts., 44130 on Monday at 2:00PM for graveside services.


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Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Woodvale Cemetery 7535 Engle Rd, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130


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Larry Grimshaw posted on 5/13/20

Just ran across Tex's obituary, RIP!


John Nyhan posted on 6/24/19

My deepest sympathies to the family. I just learned today of his passing. He was a special friend to many. He will be greatly missed.


Gina Castillo posted on 6/19/19

Tex was a wonderful friend to us. He had always been there for me and my family. He will be missed and loved always . We love u tex! Love Gina, Bentley and Rj


Elizabeth Traben posted on 5/22/19

I went to work with Tex at Am Tech Video in 1991, right out of college. He was a great boss!! After I left the job, we continued our friendship through the many years and I am so saddened at his sudden passing away. I am just hearing about this now, so I am also devastated to have missed the services for him. I have many awesome, fun times and memories with him that I will hold dear. RIP dear friend!! -Betsy Benander Traben


Vickie Recht posted on 5/12/19

So sorry to hear this. He was a great guy. Prayers be with you.


KAREN BYNUM posted on 5/12/19

I am very proud to have been the partner to such a precious man. Yes Wesley-my strength hinges on the fact that Tex is now safely in Our Lord's sheltering arms. My one sad regret is that before he entered into Paradise he had to suffer here on earth.. Thank you everyone for your kind words and the sweet memories you shared. I will miss my soulmate very much


Barbara Movens posted on 5/11/19

I love you Dad


Eileen and Rich posted on 5/11/19

We are so very sorry to learn of Tex's death. Sending our all love and hugs and prayers to Karen and family. We will have you all in hearts always.


Deb Chapman posted on 5/11/19

In memory of Bruce Bynum, Deb Chapman lit a candle


Deb Chapman posted on 5/11/19

So sorry for your loss. He was a kind caring man. He will be missed.


Carrol Hawkins posted on 5/11/19

My fondest memory of Tex was the way he knew how to help me through the passing of my husband. His compassion and knowledge was a calling from God, I’m so thankful he followed. Today he is with Wendy, Wayne, Gail and his parents. These are the people he shared such great loss with me. I will miss my buddy greatly. My heart is deeply burdened for you, Karen, May you seek comfort from God. RIP Tex


Eula posted on 5/10/19

Arianna, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. Prayers for your heart to heal.


Dan Dossa posted on 5/10/19

Karen: we were so sad to hear that Bruce had passed away. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man. Please accept our deepest condolences for your and your family's loss. With sorrow and caring, Dan and Andrea


Marie Ritzu posted on 5/10/19

To my dear friend Karen (and family), You have my heartfelt condolences for your recent loss. When you are ready to share, I'll be here. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" ~Thomas Campbell


Wesley Hansen posted on 5/10/19

Tex had been an active member of the Men's Group at St Paul Lutheran Church Berea, and his passing has saddened all of us that knew him as a friend. Our "Monday Night at Mike's" Group meets regularly, and Tex's wisdom and insight were an important part of what our group has become over the last seven years. As a quiet guy, we learned bits and pieces of Tex's life through his comments, stories, and observations about life and his faith. The suddenness of Tex's death has reminded all of us how fleeting life is, and I'm sure I can speak for the other guys, that Tex's passing leaves a huge hole in our lives, as well as the lives of his family and those that loved him. Tex will be missed. Our happiness hinges on the fact that Tex is now safely in Our Lord's sheltering arms.


Joan Waldron posted on 5/10/19

Dear Karen and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers are what carries us through these difficult days, and you and your family are in mine. Love, Joan


Larry Grimshaw posted on 5/10/19

All of Tex's family is my prayers!


Jim Strimpel posted on 5/9/19

I went to work for Tex in 1981 he was a great boss and after 30+ years we were good friends he was a great man and took good care of me and always gave me good advice he was a man who you could look up to he will be deeply missed