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J.W. Jay Ruth

March 29, 1941 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

J.W. Ruth Obituary

J.W. “Jay” Ruth was owner-operator of J.W. Ruth and Son Construction and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 917. He was a member and deacon at Layne’s Chapel Church. Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and especially his great-grands.

Jay Ruth age 82 of Whitwell, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman & Irene Ruth; brother Junior Ruth; sister Ruby Johnson.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 63 years Joyce Ruth; son Greg (Glenda) Ruth, daughter Rocky (Greg) Cookston; four grandchildren Dana Cooley, Dusty (Brittany) Ruth, Jaya (Jake) Smith, Tyler (Katlin) Cookston; four great grandchildren Baylee and Catee Ruth, Paislee Cookston and Navie Jay Smith; two sisters Barbara Layne and Ann Warren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Bonnie Kilgore; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Adoration Hospice for their kindness, care and support. They were truly a godsend.

Family will receive friends 4PM-8PM, Monday, December 4, 2023.

Graveside Service 12PM, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Laynes Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Larry Campbell officiating.

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December 4, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
P.O. Box 898, 795 Morrison Springs Road
Whitwell, TN 37397


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