Michael Gene Ruby was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Harrisonville, Mo., the son of Richard L. Ruby Sr. and Barbara Jean Wade Ruby. He died Nov. 30, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 39.
He was united in marriage March 12, 1999, at Ash Flat Ark., to Sandra Henry. He was an electrical construction worker.
He is survived by: his wife, Sandra Ruby of the home in Hardy, Ark.; three sons, Justin, Johnathon and Jordan Ruby of Hardy; his father, Richard Ruby Sr. of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; his mother, Barbara Jean Murphy of Hardy; seven brothers, Richard Ruby Jr., of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Ashton Hester, Alex Hester, Jody Hester Sr. and Israel Hester all of Hardy, and Elton Hester and Marty Hester, both of Searcy, Ark.; three sisters, Melissa Hamilton of Kansas City, Kan., and Angela Ruby and Jessica Gann, both of Poughkeepsie, Ark.; his maternal grandfather, Alex Wade of Ash Flat, Ark.; his paternal grandmother, Willetta Lowry of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Henry of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; a special friend, W.D. Johnson of Hardy, Ark.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceeded in death by: his maternal grandmother, Thelma Scharrer; his paternal grandfather, Herbert Lowry; his father-in-law, Virgil Henry; and a brother-in-law, Danny Henry.
Funeral services were held Dec. 3 in the Camp Ground Community Building at Ash Flat, Ark., with Pastor Steve Joiner officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Ground Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.