Jose was born May 2, 1928, in El Oro, Mexico to Simon and Maria Ruiz. He was a machine operator at Gilvin Terrill Construction.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Survivors include five sons, Gustavo Ruiz and wife Olga, Reyes Ruiz and wife Roberta, Marco Ruiz and wife Cecelia and Roy Ruiz and wife Athena, all of Amarillo and Joe Albert Ruiz and wife DeAnn of Corpus Christi; three daughters, Rosemary Quijada of Trophy Club, Micaela Ruiz and husband Juan Bastida, Pelar Ruiz and husband Antonio Soloreo, all of Mexico; three sisters, Maria Mejia and Petra Moreno, both of La Venta, Mexico and Dimas Hurtado of El Oro, Mexico; a brother, Jose Ruiz and wife Carmen of Tulancingo, Mexico; and 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Ruiz Obit PicMarch 24, 2017 at St. Laurence Catholic Church. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd