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Obituary – Walter Bruner



Walter B. Bruner, 91, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Frankfort.

He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He was a member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association, Kentucky Walking Horse Trainers Association, Tennessee National Trainers Association and the TWHBEA Association.

Walter Bruner was well known as a multi-decade trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses. He impacted so many lives and careers by lovingly sharing his experience and knowledge with countless others in the industry. He has been lauded for his work ethic throughout his life and always represented the breed he loved so much very well. 

Bruner also proudly passed his knowledge and enthusiasm on to his family. Not only did he put his daughter Pam Floyd in the show ring, but also his granddaughters April Floyd French and the late Brandi Floyd, his great granddaughter Savannah McQuerry, and his great grandson Jacob Floyd Raisor. Their homes are filled with pictures from Walt's career and their lives and conversations light up with stories of this man that they and countless others love so very much. ??

Some of the great horses Bruner trained over the years include: Marks Remarkable, Trip My Trigger, Copy’s Fever, Shakers Cool Dude, Supreme Chardonnay, Hes All Power, Stargazers Lily, Cash Duke, Perfect Warlock, Go Boys Teardrop, Ebs Scarlett O’Hara, I’m Hammering Hannah, and Generators Terminator Too.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Bruner; his brothers, Clarence, Ray Jesse and James Harold Bruner, his sister, Lucille Cook; his son in law, Don Floyd and his granddaughter, Brandi Floyd.

He his survived by his daughter, Pamela B. Floyd of Shelbyville; granddaughter, Apryl Floyd French (Danny) of Shelbyville; his great granddaughter, Savannah McQuerry of Shelbyville; his great grandson, Jacob Floyd Raizor of Louisville; his daughter, Benji Witt (Tracy) of LaGrange; his granddaughters, Alexandria Witt, Avery Witt, Aubrey Witt; his brother, Steve Bruner (Donna) of Shelbyville; his sister, Viola Scrogham of Shelbyville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Shannon Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service.

Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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