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Ruben Padilla

Date of Death: October 3, 2023
Visitation
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
6025 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Thursday 10/5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Monterey Church of Christ
6111 82nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 795-5201 | Map
Friday 10/6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ruben Padilla, a loving husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather, and respected member of his community, peacefully passed away on October 3, 2023. Ruben’s journey on this earth was filled with love, laughter, and a profound devotion to his family and friends. Ruben, a man of unwavering commitment and dedication, spent 47 years working at UnitedContinue Reading

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Laura Atkins left a message on October 11, 2023:
Mandie, sweet girl, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you close to my heart. Big hugs to you and your family. Much Love, Laura Atkins
Norma Salinas Lopez left a message on October 6, 2023:
Thank you for your kindness and patience. May you rest in peace now that you are in your forever home.
Chester Wallace, Jr. and Ruby J. Brackens left a message on October 6, 2023:
My sister and I knew Ruben as a friendly and hard-working man at United Supermarket for many years. Always caring and helpful, he assisted his customers with the utmost respect and promptness. Condolences to his family and friends. Ruben will be greatly missed.
Whitney Blocker left a message on October 5, 2023:
Ruben was the type of man that would push you to your limits in the best way possible. I had the privilege of working with him for 13 years. The best part of Ruben was seeing his face light up when he would talk about his grandkids and show us pictures of them, or when he would laugh when telling us a story. His laugh was the most contagious laugh. He always wanted the best out of everyone and I can honestly say I owe a lot of my work ethic to him. I will truly miss Ruben. Many prayers going out to his family.
Celia and Mickey Palmer left a message on October 5, 2023:
Mickey and U always enjoyed talking to Ruben in United. What a quiet guy but nice to talk to. He always mentioned Nidia when I spoke with him. God Bless him!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
John & Bette Hope left a message on October 5, 2023:
Ruben was such a special man - always a bright spot wherever he was ! We were blessed by his helpful caring attitude and his willingness to do anything he could to make your day better. We were blessed by him & so thankful he was part of our community ! Prayers for all the family ! Love, John & Bette Hope
Mary Siders left a message on October 5, 2023:
Enjoyed working with Ruben in the community,prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Your friends in the Consumer Lending Department left a message on October 5, 2023:
In celebration of a beautiful life, Rubens memory will live on as this tree blossoms and grows strong .
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María fernandez left a message on October 5, 2023:
Que nuestro Padre Celestial les de consuelo,como hermanos en la Fe sabemos que el partió para encontrarse con nuestro Amado Padre Celestial. Mis más sinceras condolencias 🙏
Yvonne Anderson left a message on October 5, 2023:
Rip Ruben will be missed seeing you at united
Sylvia Arriaga Flores left a message on October 5, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear of Ruben’s passing. Even though I haven’t seen him in awhile I remember his smile and how friendly he was. To all the Padilla family I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with all of ya’ll.
Sherry Alexander left a message on October 5, 2023:
Words cannot express my deepest sympathy for the family in this time of grief. I know Ruben was their rock and everyone of them adored him. I never went down an aisle in United that Ruben wasn’t there working. Nothing will ever be the same without him. Praying Gods comfort and compassion to shower your hurting hearts in these days and weeks to come.
Lance Edwards left a message on October 5, 2023:
I think a lot of us as young men had much of the same stories. I started at 15 and man was he tough. Everyone would always ask, who’s closing tonight, when they said Ruben, you knew you were gonna work your tail off and you weren’t leaving till it was done. He created in me a work ethic that I still carry today and is rolling right into my kiddos. I had loads of respect for the kind of man and teacher he was to me, and till this day, to young men and women at United. That place ran the way it did for so long because you were a huge part of it. Thank you for seeing the potential in me and pushing me to be the man I am today. Padilla family, I am so sorry for your loss. My family will be praying for yours. ❤️🙏 Love y’all!
The Youngblood Family left a message on October 5, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bob Amaro left a message on October 4, 2023:
Rest in Heavenly Peace Cuñado and our Dear Heavenly Father grant you eternal rest in Paradise 🙏🏼. Save a place for us!
David Hatter left a message on October 4, 2023:
I worked with Ruben for almost 26 years. He would get me to help him do things when the store was slow. At times I would get tired of him picking me, but he did because he believed I would do a good job. I didn't appreciate that compliment for a while. All he wanted was the best out of his employees, and I sometimes didn't do that. If you took the time to get to know him, he really cared about his employees, and guests, and most importantly his family. Our store will never be the same. Prayers for his friends, family and all his co-workers, both present and past!
Kitten kotara left a message on October 4, 2023:
May the blessings of Christ be with you and yours! Love Kitten
Cassie Locke left a message on October 4, 2023:
Ruben was such a great man. He was a true leader and could be counted on to do the right thing. His smile was contagious. His influence will be seen for many years through those of us he trained and taught. I am so sorry for your loss.
Essie Rodriguez left a message on October 4, 2023:
May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Martha Tubbs left a message on October 4, 2023:
MIss you Ruben.
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Martha Tubbs left a message on October 4, 2023:
My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I admired Ruben so much I thought he was such a special special person. I am gonna miss him so much,already do.
Avelina Padilla left a message on October 4, 2023:
It is a bittersweet moment, letting Ruben go, so that his pain would end, but selfish of my part in letting him go. I remember him as a little kid, working so hard at The Bounty bussing tables! He has always had a strong work ethic even at such a young age. I will treasure a set of dishes he gave Baltazar and I as a wedding present in 1977. There were times when we did not agree on some things, so the rule was at our Family Game Nights, not to talk about Politics. If we did, one of us had to go home. He was there for my girls, although somehow he would manage to make one of them cry. That would always cost him a few dollar bills just to stop their crying. One day, he was playing outside with the girls and tried to take the ball away, he kicked the ball and the ball landed on Angie’s face, she started crying, he immediately pulled out a $5 bill and gave it to her. Then Myndi goes and gets the ball, brings it to him and said, “Ruben, you can hit me too”! I will miss my brother-in-law more than he will ever know. His memory will live forever in my heart! I am thankful we had these years with him, gone too soon! Until we meet again!
Adrienne Hughes-Kern left a message on October 4, 2023:
My heart is crushed for the Padilla family. Ruben was my work dad for 14 years. He was ornery in the most beautiful and needed way for a lot of us at United, and he pushed me to be better and excel no matter what. He talked me off a cliff more times than I’d like to admit, and he always made sure that I landed on both feet. His laughter, though few got to witness it, was contagious, and he loved his wife and children with a fierceness that most of us never experience. I’m sad and angry that he had to go, but I am so incredibly grateful that he walked this earth.
Dixie Price left a message on October 4, 2023:
Ruben was a great guy as asst manager at United in Levelland. He was so kind to me when I worked there. He will be missed! Sending my love to his family.
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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