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Walter Cecil Ruley Jr., 91, of Olive Hill, KY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017, at his residence.
He was born August 23, 1926, in Olive Hill, KY, a son of the late Walter Sr. and Pearl Sagraves Ruley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Gorman Lee "Pud" and Cloma Ruley.
Walter proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Olive Hill, where he served as a Deacon. His life can be exemplified by his faith and Christian service to his church, family and friends.
Walter had a strong work ethic throughout his life. He was employed at Harbison-Walker Refractories for 10 years, Armco Steel for 28 years and was a well known painter in Carter County for 50 years until age 85. After retirement Walter loved reading his Bible, attending church and spending time with his family while enjoying the swing on his back porch.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Jeanette Clay Ruley; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Teri Ruley of Ashland; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Richard Burton of Grayson, KY; four grandchildren, Melissa Burton and Derrick (Amy) Burton all of Grayson, Dane Burton of Lexington, KY, and Miranda (David) Trimble of Ashland; six great-grandchildren, Alex Sparks, Drew Sparks, Abbey Sparks, William Burton, Thomas Burton and Ellie Burton; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Clarence Boggs of Olive Hill, KY; one niece; and three nephews. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Olive Hill with Brother Larry Joe Ruley and Brother David Trimble officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County, KY, with full military honors presented by the Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of Olive Hill, 110 Caleb Powers Lane, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Randy Ruley, Richard Burton, Dane Burton, Derrick Burton, Phillip Kiser and Justin Lawson will serve as pallbearers.
Danny Gilliam, Albert Ison, Danny Perry, Keith Walker, Gary Ruley, Gary Stevens and Joe Ruley will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Community Hospice Care Center, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101, or to the First Christian Church of Olive Hill, 110 Caleb Powers Lane, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Walter Cecil Ruley Jr.
Condolences may be sent to the family at globefc.com.
Published on November 29, 2017
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