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Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Donald Wayne Ruth Jr.

July 29, 1964July 16, 2020
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Donald Wayne Ruth, Jr., loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 55 Thursday, July 16, 2020. Donald was born July 29, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Donald Wayne Ruth and Kay Campbell.

Donald graduated from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas in 1982 and then attended the University of Arkansas. He was employed by UPS in 1989, and worked there for 31 years. On June 1, 2002 he married Debra Ruth.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Kay Ruth.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Ruth; son, Christian Tyler Ruth; and stepchildren, Brandon and Stephanie Tort.

A visitation for Donald will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Bean Massey Burge, 2951 S Belt Line Rd, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. A funeral service will take place Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Funeral Home. A burial will follow at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 S Beltline Rd, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Ruth family.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

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John & Linda Starnes

July 27, 2020

Jr, John and I will miss you!
We enjoyed seeing you at many Pevehouse Family gatherings and Holidays. 😊 We loved your mom and considered you both family. Kay will be so excited to see her son again. You are gone but not forgotten. We love you!

MICHAEL COLLINS

July 27, 2020

Don was a great partner at UPS. I had the pleasure of working with him several years ago at the Mesquite Hub. He was a kind man and when my car was in the shop he gave me a ride to and from work. He didn’t have to do that but that was the kind of man he was, caring and kind. Condolences to his family, he will truly be missed.

Anthony Piper

July 27, 2020

Don.. I often called him Pops, lol. He was my supervisor while at the Mesquite Hub on the night shift. I loved him dearly. He got on my head a lot and I can see him doing it right now, lol. Don is a great man. He took his job serious as he should and I learned a lot from him. He was always willing to help me and work with me regarding anything I needed for safety. Don truly and most assuredly impacted my life. I thank GOD I was able to be under him for the duration that I was. I’m still in shock, but I smile as I remember my friend, my boss, my pops!

Kim Stevens

July 27, 2020

I worked with Don at UPS-. He always looked out for his UPS family. I used to joke with him about how many steps he would walk in day and if he ever slowed down, he would just smile. His smile was contagious. He loved with all his heart and lived life to the fullest. Don, you’ll never be forgotten! My sincere condolences to his family.

Michelle Johnson

July 26, 2020

I worked with Don at UPS. He was one of the most committed people I ever met at the company. He took pride in his work and in the company and he wasn’t there to play games. He was serious. But, he was also a lot of fun and silly. He was very respectful and cared about his team and about all people. The key to getting the best out of Don was getting to know him beyond his high expectations! Great guy that loved Jesus. I am excited to know he is with the Lord now experiencing all of the promises of eternity. ✝️

Carla Valentine

July 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers for all of you. I’ve been working with Don since I started at UPS. I have had the pleasure of his upbeat attitude and sweet smiles.
Doing everything to get the job done. Also saw the side of how much he loves his family. Miss your smiles Don!

Michael Graham

July 24, 2020

JR. Ruth as we knew him from the DeWitt Perry and Newman Smith days was a kind person that never seemed to offend anyone. When I broke my leg and couldn’t drive he would take me to Braums to escape the cafeteria slop. That always stuck in my mind that he was willing to take me when it was such a burden.
I don’t know what his life has been like sine those days, but he sure was friendly and pleasant to be around. May he Receive extra blessing From God for his kindness while waiting for his loved ones to meet him one day soon.

Carla Woody

July 24, 2020

I’m going to miss my cousin. We were both only children and he was like my younger brother. Many great memories from our childhood that I will cherish. He was a great guy!

Barbara Wilson

July 24, 2020

Dear Ruth and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
There really are no words that are adequate for a time like this, so know that my prayers and love are with you.
With deepest sympathy,
Barbara Wilson
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Shane Seroyer

July 23, 2020

Don was full of life and determination. I had the pleasure of watching his determination in recovering from hip and knee surgery. A life taken too soon, may his spirit remain with us eternally. Rest in peace my friend, and may god bless Debra and family.
Shane Seroyer

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