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John Lee Ruffin, Sr.

January 16, 1930 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

John L. Ruffin, Sr. (90 yrs) died unexpected January 4, 2021, at Mercy Rehab & Care Center (Swansea, IL.). He was born January 16, 1930, in Pushmataha, AL., the son of (Late) Isaac S. and Mary (Roberts) Ruffin. John graduated from Tuskegee Institute. He married his first wife (Late) Lillie B. (Nelson) Second wife (Late) Mildred E. (Ward) Ruffin. John gave his life to Christ under the leadership of Rev. Brekins at an early age at Gilfield Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a loyal and faithful dedicated member serving the Lords as Usher Board President and Choir Member.

He worked as a Farmer, Carpenter, Pulp wooding and volunteered in Public Community Service. He marched along with The Civil Rights Movement during dark and difficult days. His hobbies consist of playing baseball, hunting, and a great love for his dogs along with his farm animals.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a sister (Late) Beulah Wright, brother (Late) Charley Hopkins, and two sons (Late) John L. Ruffin, Jr. (Late) Johnny M. (Margret) Ruffin, one step son Dan Knott. Surviving in addiction to his sister Bertha Horn, sister-in-law Dorothy Nelson, children: Verse L. (Keith) Stubbs, Willie J. (Carol) Ruffin, Mary G. Bush, Glenda (David) Byrd, Louis Ruffin, Edward E. (Bertha) Ruffin, and Clarine Ruffin. Step children, William E. Knott, Andre (Rilinda) Knott, Fredrick Knott, and Toby (Jo-ann) Knott, and Patricia Fryer. Also leaving to mourn his lost are his twenty four Grandchildren, thirty four Great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
January 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hayden & Butler Funeral Home, Inc.
10031 Crowell Dr
Lisman, AL 36912

Graveside Service
Saturday
January 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Gilfield Baptist Church
7171 Hwy 10
Lisman, AL 36912

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 16, 2021

Gilfield Baptist Church
7171 Hwy 10
Lisman, AL 36912

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