July 14, 1935 - February 14, 2022
Reflections of Life Robert Houston Ruff, 86, was born July 14, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was raised in a loving home by Earnest and Bettie Lue Frierson. They affectionally called him “Rooster.” Robert was united in marriage to the love of his life, Faye Williams in August 1985. He was a very gifted and talented singer. Robert started singing at an early age in Tupelo, Mississippi. His love and passion for singing continued upon his relocation to Kansas City. He sang with various quartet groups in the Kansas City area, starting with The Glory Bound Travelers and Ruffin Brothers. His group singing journey concluded with The Whitney Tones. Upon moving to Kansas City, Robert joined St John Baptist Church 2620 North 5 th Street Kansas City, Kansas. Later he joined his wife at Greater Corinthian Church of the Christ Non-Denominational, where he served on the Deacon Board, the Brotherhood, the praise team, and as a choir member. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Ruff; both of his parents; one son, Ricky Ruff; a special uncle, Walter Depriest; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Ruby Griffin. On Monday, February 14, 2022, Robert quietly departed this life at his home. He leaves to cherish his memory: a special sister-in-law, Shirley Griffin Hightower; special friend, Helen Harris; special brother-in-law, Emmitt Griffin; sister-in-law, Renee Griffin; brother-in-law, Ernest Griffin (Jackie); one sister, Louise Fuel; one granddaughter, Rachel Fesenmeyer; great granddaughter, Kyra; special niece, Natalie Anderson and her children, Nicholas & Nicole; Godchildren: Carla Faye Webb, Jermaine Smith, and Kyra Harris; Greater Corinthian Church family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
Reflections of Life Robert Houston Ruff, 86, was born July 14, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was raised in a loving home by Earnest and Bettie Lue Frierson. They affectionally called him “Rooster.” Robert was united in marriage... View Obituary & Service Information
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