He was born to Cassimiro DeLeon and Maria (Suarez) DeLeon on July 7, 1946 in Mathis. He was an independent truck driver. Ruben never married.
Survivors include three sisters: Celestina (Pedro) Serrano of Three Rivers, Elida Ochoa of Mission, Ofelia Saenz of George West; and one aunt, Andrea Castro of George West.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, from 1-6 p.m., with a rosary recited the same evening at 7 p.m., at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Three Rivers. Burial will follow at the Three Rivers Cemetery in Three Rivers.
Services entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home, Three Rivers.