Bruce Alan Carnes

Bruce Alan Carnes, 61, of Springfield, died at his home on October 3, 2021. He was born on June 18, 1960 to Lloyd and Dorothy (Carls) Carnes.

He is survived by his loving partner, Terre Cristanus of Springfield; three children whom he adored, Kristin (Ross Jr.) Underwood, Nikki (Nathan Peter) Carnes, and Brandon (Jessica Knight-Carnes) Carnes of Springfield; his four grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Clayton, Chase, Grace, and Gwen; three siblings, Valerie (Kevin) Ausmus of Springfield, Brian (Tina) Carnes of Springfield, Theresa Carnes of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.

As a young man, Bruce was an impressive athlete, playing soccer for Southeast High School. He spent most of his life as a brick mason/contractor, and spent many years traveling the Mississippi River on a barge. He was an avid Cardinals fan. Bruce will be remembered for his quick wit and amazing sense of humor.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Partnership to End Addiction at

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