Mr. Ruiz was born to Galdino Ruiz and Lucia Lujano in Whitsett on May 31, 1948. He married Rufina (Ruiz) Ruiz on May 9, 1969, in George West and resided in Three Rivers. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Three Rivers and worked as heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Angel Rudy Ruiz Jr.; a sister, Carmen Ruiz; and a brother, Galdino Ruiz.
Survivors include his wife, Rufina (Ruiz) Ruiz of Three Rivers; children Yvonne Ruiz of Corpus Christi, Yvette (Johnny) Hernandez of Portland and Leroy (Charlotte) Ruiz of Three Rivers; brothers, Robert (Lupe) Ruiz, Salvador (Rita) Ruiz, Joe (Nora) Ruiz and Mike (Celia) Ruiz, all of Three Rivers; sisters, Lupe (Adan) Martinez of George West and Leonor Ruiz of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Rebecca M. Ruiz, Mathew Ruiz, Anthonyray Ruiz and Ava Hernandez; and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
Visitation was held Tuesday from 1 to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel Three Rivers. A rosary was there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral service will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Internment to follow at Three Rivers Cemetery with Rev. Zielinski officiating.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Bermudez, Butch Tejeda, Rodney Cantu, Michael Cantu, Robert Gilkerson, Gilbert Ruiz, Bertie Ruiz, Danny Ruiz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Cantu Jr. and Eddie Ruiz.
Services entrusted to Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Three Rivers.