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William Dean Ruff

August 24, 1950 — February 18, 2023


William Dean Ruff


William Dean Ruff, age 72, of Gatesville passed away Saturday, February 18, 2023, surrounded by his sons and family. Graveside services with military honors will be at 9:00 am Friday, February 24, 2023 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Pastor Wray Nunn will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 23 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Scott’s Funeral Home.


Bill was born August 24, 1950 in Great Falls, Montana to Daniel and Lora Fae Ruff. After high school he joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He later finished his long military career at M.A.T.E.S. After retirement Bill enjoyed spending his time restoring old cars, fishing, camping, and hanging out with his dogs. He loved spending time with his sons when they weren’t giving him a hard time.


Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Pete Ruff.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruff; sons, Gary Ruff and wife, Lonna and Shawn Ruff and wife, Tonya; grandchildren, Gary Ruff, Jr, Michella, Heiler, Lance, and Layden; siblings, Faye, Mary, Diane, Pam, Mike, Clayton, Steve and Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,

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Past Services


Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

9:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542

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