Ruth E (Adcox) (Roquemore) Amos

April 5, 1916March 10, 2018
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Ruth E (Adcox) (Roquemore) Amos, 101, of Odessa passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Odessa. When Jesus called her home they needed no introduction as she talked with him daily. Ruth was born April 5, 1916 to Robert A and Mary Bell Adcox in Stamford, TX. Ruth was raised in an oilfield town near Ranger and Breckenridge, TX. Her family moved to a farm north of Weatherford, Texas in her teens. She was married and widowed at 18 when her husband was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm at the farm. She married M.A. "Doc" Roquemore in 1938, where she helped him in the trucking business hauling pipe and oilfield supplies to Odessa and West Texas. She sometimes helped driving and operating the winch on the trucks. They moved to Odessa in 1949 to where Doc started his welding business. In 1954 she opened and operated Ruths Beauty Shop for over 20 years. She became a member of Sherwood Baptist Church when it started in the early 50's, where she remained an active member until her death. Ruth was very active with the youth at Sherwood, traveling to church camp and trips with them. She loved to play piano for her Sunday School class until she was past 100. Ruth was married to Doc for 38 years until his death in 1976. She later remarried C.P. 'Chuck" Amos of Lamesa and spent the next 25 years with Chuck, until his death in 2001 at age 90. They enjoyed traveling and belonged to many senior citizens groups wherever they went. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star, serving many positions, including Worthy Matron. She was beloved by all her friends in each group. She enjoyed sewing for loved ones and quilting with ladies from the church. She kept her drivers license and drove herself until breaking a hip at age 98. She was very active right up until her death, attending Prime Time with her daughter-in-law and Joy Club with her granddaughter-in-law and many friends to play Dominos and enjoy dining and visiting. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bob Adcox, and her sister Ola Mae Phelps. She is survived by her son, Ray Roquemore and wife Kathy of Odessa; her six grandsons, Calvin and his wife Kathy of Lubbock, Kelly and his wife Nikki of Odessa, Kevin and his wife Stacey of Plano, Randy of Odessa, Ryan and his wife Kerri of Odessa, and Rusty of Odessa; five great grandchildren, Ashlea, Shasta and husband Brandon, Tanner, Rock and his wife Baylea, and Hannah; four great great grandchildren, Carter, Devin, Adalynn, and Liam. Visitation will be held at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home 6-8pm Thursday, March 15, 2018. Services will be held at Sherwood Baptist Church, Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm to be conducted by Brother Ivy Shelton. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Ray Roquemore and wife Kathy, Son
  • Calvin and wife Kathy, Kelly and wife Nikki, Kevin and wife Stacey, Randy, Ryan and wife Kerri, & Rusty, Grandsons
  • Ashlea, Shasta and husband Brandon, Tanner, Rock and wife Baylea, and Hannah, Great Grandchildren
  • Carter, Devin, Adalynn, and Liam, Great Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018

Ruth E (Adcox) (Roquemore) Amos

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Mimi Wilder

March 14, 2018

My love for Ruth is never ending. I will treasure, always the time we spent together. I have never known another woman with the character and grace that Ruth possesed. As I watched the video, tears rolled down my face, for all the years I missed with this wonderful woman. My precious memory, is that I was her first daughter (in law) and we loved each other, I am proud that I gave her two wonderful grandsons that were fortunate to share their lives with each other. I thought of you often thru the years, Ruth, I'll be looking for you when I arrive.
All My Love,

Jo Ann Bell

March 14, 2018

Mrs Ruth reminded me of a great old hymn Let others see Jesus in me I always saw Jesus in her and always felt His presence when I was with her . A wonderful woman and great friend .

Phillip Raylene Holley

March 13, 2018

Our condolence on the loss of Miss Ruth. We know she was a great wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend who loved her family and friends. We pray that your tears of sadness becomes tears of joy in remembering her legacy.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore; for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Laura Key Cooper

March 12, 2018

All of my life, she was my hero, my role model, and a steady ship in a storm. She was everything a woman should be. The world was a better place for all of us who were loved so deeply by her, for she loved unconditionally. She walked in Him and He used her often to make us feel His love. She walks now with Jesus and that wonderful Harris clan who made up this powerful family from which we grow. There is much laughter in Heaven now with her joining them. See you soon, Aunt Ruth, see you soon.

Brandy Fletcher

March 12, 2018

Ray, Kathy & Family,
I am so so sorry for your loss. Nanny was such an amazing and special women. She welcomed me into the family with open arms on day one. She will always have a special place in my heart as well as many others. She touched so many people with her love and kind spirit. She will truly be missed.
We love you all,
Brandy and the boys