Born in Cedars, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Linford and Elsie Craft Ruth.Mr. Ruth worked many years in the transportation industry and was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon.
The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 5-7 p.m. and Saturday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.Services will be conducted by the Rev. Kira Schlesinger. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
Survivors include: his wife of 60 years Dorothy Shelby Ruth; and a cousin, James Wood of Doylestown, PA.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.