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Thomas Ruble

Thomas Ruble, 90, of Vulcan, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020. He was born February 12, 1929, in Vulcan, Mo., to Clell and Bess (Lewis) Ruble. Tom was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He married Veldeen “Vel” Williams on April 22, 1972. 

Tom was a member of the Pipefitters Union 562. He was proud to lay down the foundation for his grandson, Jeremy Eaton and son-in-law, Robert Eaton. 

Tom served in the United States Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing in his lake from his deck and hosting fish fry’s. Tom was a long-time member of Free Spirit Baptist Church in Vulcan, Mo.. 

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of forty-two years, his brothers: Ralph Lewis, Jack Ruble, Berlin Ruble, and Junior Ruble; his sisters: Katherine Hammers and Carma Sisk Faborito. 

Tom is survived by his children: Terry Ruble of Pevely, Lea Eaton and husband Robert of Bonne Terre; his stepchildren: Rob Damouth and wife Donna of Salem, Rick Damouth and wife Kathy of Leasburg, and Linda Mickan and husband Mike of Hogan; his grandchildren: Mariah Ruble, Kyle Ruble, Useff Ruble, Devon Ruble, Shonna Morrison and husband Dan, Ricky Damouth and wife Vanessa, Sierra Willett and husband John, JL Mickan and wife Candace, Destiny Huff and husband Kyle, Jessi Roderman and husband Brandon, Corey Damouth and wife Katrina, Megan Flowers, Mariah Damouth, Hannah Cooper and husband John, Jeremy Eaton, Emily Tyree and husband Stuart; his great-grandchildren: Abbigail Snyder and husband Riley, Maddison Tyree and husband Tyler Goff, Emmalea Cooper, Davis Cooper; his great-great grandchildren Avery Snyder, Maggie Snyder, Lucy Snyder, Albus Goff; and his sister: Velma Thomas of Pevely. Tom will be sadly missed by his family and friends. 

Visitation was Monday, February 3, 2020, at Free Spirit Baptist Church, Vulcan, Mo. Funeral service followed Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Free Spirit Baptist Church. Pastor Steven Sale ministered to the family. Kyle Huff, JL Mickan, Ricky Damouth, Corey Damouth, Dan Morrison, Jeremy Eaton, Stuart Tyree, and John Cooper served as pallbearers. Burial was at Sutton Cemetery near Vulcan with full military honors provided by the United States Army – Delta Team and American Legion Post 281, Piedmont. 

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