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Joe Bob Rueter

October 8, 1935 – August 7, 2019

Joe Bob Rueter, age 83, of Gatesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Graveside services were held Monday, August 12, 2019, at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.

Joe Bob was born on Oct. 8, 1935, in the Coryell City community in Coryell County to the late Edwin and Iris Britian Rueter. He attended school in the Plainview Community before graduating from Gatesville in 1954. He owned Sinclair Service Station at the “Y” in Gatesville before going in the contracting business. He operated Rueter Construction until he was 81 years old. Joe Bob had a passion for farming, ranching and especially his grandchildren. On June 9, 1987, he married Frances Ashby in McGregor. Joe Bob had a sense of humor, a strong work ethic and loved his animals.

Joe Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jed Rueter; and his sister-in-law, Deborah Rueter.

Joe Bob is survived by his wife, Frances Rueter; children, Dale Rueter and wife, Pam, Beverly Pena and husband, Ricky, Kay McCracken and husband, Bill, and Lee Russell; sister, Nell Addkison and husband, Tom; brother, Mark Rueter; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the allabilities playground project at Coryell Community Church, 115 Levita Road, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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