Survivors include his mother, Soila Ruiz of Pettus; four daughters, Raven Ruiz of San Antonio, Cameron Ruiz of Kennedy and Audrey Ruiz and Alexandria Ruiz, both of Pawnee; four brothers, Noe Ruiz of Pettus, Manuel Ruiz of Corpus Christi, Florentino Ruiz of Beeville and Frank Ruiz of Tuleta; seven sisters; Janie Garcia of Corpus Christi, Dora Cantu of Runge, Clara Ruiz, Lola Arrisola and Anita Carrillo, all of Pettus, Guadalupe Zapata of Houston and Miquela Guerra of Tuelta.
Family received friends from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Treviño Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus with Father Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating. There was no funeral procession from the funeral home; family received friends that morning at 10 a.m. Burial followed at the Latin American Cemetery in the Runge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Garcia, Austin Carrillo, Ricardo Zamora, Rudy Maldonado, Ricardo Arrisola and Joshua Ruiz.
Honorary pallbearers were Shawn Ruiz, Austin Vangunda, John Cantu and Juan Manuel Ruiz.
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