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Robert P. Ruark

May 28, 1931 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 90)

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Robert P. "Bob" Ruark, age 90, of Rockport, IN, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.

Bob was born May 28, 1931, in Hatfield, IN, to Robert D. Ruark and Wilma A. (Polk) Ruark. He graduated from Luce Township High School in 1949. Bob was a member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church in Eureka, IN. He retired as a unit supervisor in the aluminum services department at Alcoa in 1991 after 29 years. Bob was a 33rd degree 50 plus year Master Mason. He was a member of both the Eureka Masonic Lodge and the Rockport Masonic Lodge. Bob was an avid IU basketball fan.

Bob is survived by his son, Terry Ruark (Maralee) of Rockport, IN; brother in-law, Lloyd Ferguson of Davenport, FL; 3 grandchildren, Mackenzie Daniels (Bryan) of Westfield, IN, Meredith Leslie (Craig) of Rockport, IN, Matthew Ruark of Indianapolis, IN; and 8 great grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 66 years, Patsy “Pat” (Cron) Ruark; son, Larry Ruark; sister, Wilma Jean Ferguson; and daughter in-law, Debbie (Pate) Ruark.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 25, 2021, at James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, IN, with Pastor Carl Jones officiating.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Bakers Creek Baptist Church at 718 Main Street, Rockport, IN 47635.

Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.

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Graveside Service
October 25, 2021

11:00 AM
James Parker Cemetery (Hatfield)
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