Brian Kevin “Pappy” Ruff, 46, of Buena Vista passed into his eternal home on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Charlottesville.
Kevin was born in Lexington on July 17, 1967, to Joyce Coleman Ruff and the late Lloyd Ruff. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Obie and Gladys Ruff, and his maternal grandparents, Talmadge R. and Myrtle W. “Nanny” Coleman.
Survivors in addition to his mother are his son Bryan Thomas Ruff; a sister, Kristi Ruff; a niece, LaceyRuff. Also, a special friend, Kristin Spence; his canine special buddy and best dog ever, “Rufus.”
Kevin was a very outgoing, generous, kind, and loving person to many friends whom survive him as well as many special relatives.
Kevin was a graduate of Parry McCluer High School, attended Longwood College and was a graduate of the Virginia State Police Academy, served as a Virginia state trooper in King William and Alleghany counties. He later served as a deputy with Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Department.
Kevin was a former dedicated member of the Buena Vista Rescue Squad and the Buena Vista Fire Department. He also served with the Sharon Fire Department while living there and also the King William Fire and Rescue while living there.
A funeral service will be held at Bolling, Grose, and Lotts Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation service in charge of arrangements.