In loving memory of

Jose Ricardo Ruales
April 5, 1947 - April 8, 2019

Jose Ricardo Ruales, 72, of Fort Lauderdale, FL passed away unexpectedly in his home in Georgia on April 8th, 2019.

Jose Ricardo Ruales was born in Lima, Peru, to Juan Elias Ruales and Maria Victoria Bendezu on April 5th, 1947. He married Terry Metts in 1978 and though they divorced, they maintained good communication in later years. He went to school in Peru, where he learned the arts of mechanics and repair, in which he worked for most of his life, but most recently did maintenance for Kole Management in Savannah.

Jose Ruales' memory will be cherished by those who survive him. This large group includes his former wife, Terry Metts; his three sons - Ruben, Jeremy, and Shawn; his brothers and sisters - Maria, Roberto, Teresa, Carmen, Cata, Fernando, Ana, and Mario; his grandchildren - Paul Cristian, Maria Angela, Jackueline Melissa, Kasandra, Francesca, Shawn Brack, Blake, Jaya Rayner, Colten Jace, Ella, and Sierra; his great-grandchildren - Tenaya, Danayra, and Lyan Ruben; as well as his many siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Manolo and Margarita, his nephew Ivan, and his nieces Cissey and Ori.

Visitation will be held at 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 14th, at Fred Hunter in Davie, FL. He will be cremated at a future date.

Arrangements are by Fred Hunter's University Drive Home.

The family of Jose Ricardo Ruales wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his Kole Management co-workers and the Chathman County medical personnel and Coroner's Office for their attention and support.

Tributes

Ann Salyer Marousky wrote on Apr 24, 2019:

"Tio Jose taught me to change the oil, change a tire, and defend myself ... all with the same tool! ;0) He showed me that a quick mind, a silver tongue, and acting with confidence could get meinto fun places and out of tight squeezes. Tio Jose was a joyful soul that loved you for who you are ... just as you are! Celebrate his life by sharing his legacy of happiness, good food, great times, and love. You will be missed, Tio!!"