Frank Duarte Ruiz age 74 of Fort Stockton, Texas went home to be with the Lord on December 22, 2022, dancing and singing as he was carried by the angels surrounded by his loved ones.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Heritage Funeral Home of Big Bend 301 N. Main St. Fort Stockton, Texas from 1:00pm – 7:00pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Believers Fellowship Church 206 W. 5th St. Fort Stockton, Texas 79735 previously Fort Stockton Christian Center at 10:30am.
Frank will be greatly missed by the love of his life Mary Ruiz, who he married June 15th, 1978, in Monahans, Texas and lived 44 wonderful years together; four beautiful daughters Laura Ruiz Chao of Miami, Florida, Fontilla (Fonty) Ruiz of San Antonio, Texas, Liz (Lisa) and husband Betzabel Garcia of
Odessa, Texas and Crystal Ruiz Salamanca and husband Martin of Fort Stockton, Texas; his one and only son Frankie Ruiz Jr. of Fort Stockton, Texas; twelve lovely grandchildren Briana Gonzales and Reuben Gutierrez, Raul Chao, Giancarlo Garcia, Ivan Chao, Tre Weaver, Mario Chao, Monica Chao, Gabrian
Garcia, Cimora Ruiz Salamanca, Naveen Luis Ruiz, Martin Salamanca Ill and Zaid Azai Ruiz. Three loving great grandchildren Araly, Kaynin and Yaneli; sisters and brothers Alicia Jimenez, Belinda Carrillo, Eva Riojas, Daniel Ruiz, Fabian Ruiz, David Ruiz, Martin Ruiz and numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Epifanio and Hermina Ruiz. Five brothers Henry Duarte, Luis Ruiz, Lupe Ruiz, Lorenzo Ruiz, Mario Ruiz and one sister Esmeralda Gutierrez.
Frank worked for Pecos County Memorial Hospital for a total of 53 years, 43 years of which he worked and retired as housekeeping supervisor. He then returned part time for another 8 years. Frank was a hero to all his children and grandchildren. He put his faith first and was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He's well known, loved, and respected by many and would befriend anyone he met. His smile, laugh, and personality will be greatly missed and forever rest in our hearts.
Pallbearers will be Fabian Ruiz, Eladio Tarango, Jesus Ornelas, Martin Salamanca Jr., Giancarlo Garcia, Tre Weaver, Raul Chao, and Ivan Chao.
Special people the family would like to extend sincere thanks to include Ananda Ghimire PA-C, Cecil George M.D., Kalash Bajaj M.D., and Varuna Nargunan M.D.