James Raymond Ruder, 78, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at St. Anthonys Medical Center in St., Louis.
James was born in St. Louis on November 2, 1939, to Raymond and Willadee (Baird) Ruder. On July 7, 1972, at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton he was united in marriage to Constance Mae King. He served his country with the United States Air Force. He was a driver for RC Cola Company. .
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Willadee Ruder and wife, Constance Mae Ruder.
His survivors include his daughters, Kim Rivera and husband Mike and Kayrn Tunnicliff and husband Thomas all of Fenton, Donna Courtney and husband Donald of Wentzville and Joanne Grannemann and husband James of Owensville; grandchildren, Nicholas and Lauren Rivera, Justin and Alexandria Tunnicliff, Danielle Zaneta and Angelia Aspen Dolan, Jacquelin and Daniel Courtney; and great-grandson, Thomas L. Bumford.
His body was donated to science and no services are planned at this time.