Roy N. Ruark, Jr.

Dorchester Star - - OBITUARIES -

CAM­BRIDGE — Roy N. Ruark, Jr., passed on to be with our Lord at his home in Bon­nie Brook on Sun­day, Septem­ber 29, 2019. He was 65. Roy was born in Cam­bridge on Novem­ber 3, 1953 and was the son of Bar­bara Marine Smith and the late Roy N. Ruark, Sr.

Roy grad­u­ated from Cam­bridge High School class of 1971. He was mar­ried to the for­mer Cindy Kready for 45 years. He be­gan farm­ing at the age of 13 for Golds­boro James, Jr. and spent most of his 53 year ca­reer as a farmer. Roy was the farm man­ager for D’Adamo Farms and later he worked at Clearview Farms. Dur­ing his work-life, he had been a rail­road en­gi­neer, a trac­tor trailer driver, a diesel me­chanic and owned his own dump truck.

Roy was a lov­ing son, hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther. He en­joyed car and boat rac­ing and trav­el­ing. Roy also man­aged his son’s T-Ball team. He was a life mem­ber of the East New Mar­ket Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany and a mem­ber of Neck Dis­trict Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany.

He is sur­vived by his wife Cindy Ruark of Cam­bridge, two sons Brett Ruark (An­drea) of Lake City, FL, and John Ruark (Jen­nifer) of Hur­lock, a grand­son Evan Ruark, three grand­daugh­ters Miranda Ruark, Maris Ruark and Kin­sey Ruark, his mother Bar­bara Smith of Wilm­ing­ton, NC, a brother Dou­glas Ruark of San Fran­cisco and two sis­ters Deb­o­rah Timms (Ken­ley) of Eas­ton and Teresa Yee of Wilm­ing­ton, NC, two honorary grand­daugh­ters Hailie Catlett and Kayla Catlett and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, cousins, close friends as well as his fa­vorite dog-daugh­ter Trixie. Roy is pre­ceded in death by his step mother Ruth Ruark and step fa­ther Allen Smith.

A funeral ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 2019 at 11 am at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cam­bridge with Rev. Bar­bara Mills-Neighoff of­fi­ci­at­ing. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 10 to 11. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Bay­wa­ter An­i­mal Res­cue, 4930 Buck­town Road, Cam­bridge, MD 21613.


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