Charles “Paul” Ruby, Sr., 68, of Corydon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home in Corydon, after battles with brain and lung cancer. He was born February 21, 1951, in New Albany, Indiana, to the late Marion and Mary Frances Farnsley Ruby.
Paul graduated from high school in 1969, then went on to serve six years in the United States Army where he earned the rank of E-6. After the military, he drove a semi for Keller Manufacturing Company for fifteen years, then went on to deliver live poultry for Tyson Foods where he later retired. After his retirement from Tyson, he worked part time for Conrad’s shop.
Paul was a member of the Old Capitol United Methodist Church and also attended Trinity Assembly of God in Corydon with his wife and mother in law, Faye.
His hobbies included watching tv and movies, fishing, deer hunting, flying motorized airplanes, cooking, and working as a pastry chef.
Paul was loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Betty J. Snyder Ruby, two sons from his previous marriage, Charlie II and Chris; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brothers, Lin and Pete; and his sisters, Linda “Sue” and Mary Jane.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Paul Greer will officiate. Burial will be in Central Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Central Cemetery Corporation.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ruby, II, Lin Ruby, Rick Hess, Terry White, Charles Snyder, Chas Snyder, and Zach Redden.