Marcial (John) Ruiz was born on July 10, 1926, to Polo and Martha (Rosas) Ruiz in Mexico. On October 4, 1956, he married Margarita Cortez in Lubbock and received his citizenship on September 27, 1972. Marcial loved his job working on a ranch. He was a member Christ the King Cathedral and served as an Usher. He also enjoyed wrestling, and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
Marcial is survived by his loving wife, Margarita Ruiz; nine children, Martha (Jose Antonio – deceased) Escamilla, David (Virginia) Ruiz, Alice Ruiz, Yolanda Ruiz, Mary (Mike) Russell, Carlos (Christina) Ruiz, Rosie Ruiz, Clay Ruiz, and JoAnn Ruiz (Ron Stephens); nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Louisa Ruiz, Amelia Ruiz, and Stephanie Ruiz.
We would like to thank Interim Hospice for their care and compassion to Marcial and our family during his last days.
Memorials are suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org.