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James Leon Ruff Jr.

January 8, 1954 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

Services for Mr. James "Skip" Leon Ruff Jr., 67, of Columbia, South Carolina will be held on Tuesday 12:00 noon September 21, 2021 at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road 2440 Atlas Road Columbia, South Carolina. There will be a viewing on Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Pearson's Funeral Home 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, South Carolina and Mr. Ruff  will lay in state at the church one hour before services.  James "Skip" Leon Ruff Jr. was born the first child on January 8, 1954 to the late James and Ethel Constance Ruff, Columbia, SC. On Monday, September 13, 2021, God welcomed "Skip" to his eternal home with outstretched arms. James "Skip" Ruff was educated in the Public Schools in Richland County in Columbia, SC. He was a 1971 graduate of Eau Claire High School. James "Skip" Ruff Jr. furthered his education at South Carolina State University. James "Skip" Ruff was known for his eye for an exquisite landscape. He was the owner and the Proprietor of J&J Landscaping. His worked included Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, Brookland Baptist Church, Bostic Thompkins Funeral Home, Michael J Mungo Home Builders of Columbia, SC, and SCSU Football Stadium of Orangeburg, SC., just to name a few. James "Skip" Ruff was a very outgoing person and he touched the lives of every person he ever encountered. He will be remembered for his laugh, smile, style, love for music, and elephants. Although Skip is no longer with us physically his love and laughter will forever live in the hearts of everyone who loved and knew him. James "Skip" Ruff leaves to cherish his precious loving memories: two sons, Maurice James Ruff and Eric Leon (Cordaryle) Brown-Ruff of Atlanta, GA. one sister, Pansy Jessica Ruff of Columbia, SC, and a host of cousins, relatives, church family, and lifelong friends.

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Services

Funeral Service
Monday
September 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Pearson (Main Street Columbia, South Carolina)

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