Adolph “Sonny” Ruiz III, 48, of Bryan, Texas, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born July 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas. Sonny graduated from Robert E. Lee in Baytown in 1990. He worked as a Plant Utilities Operator for Texas A&M University. Ten years ago, Sonny married the love of his life Brandy and they began their journey together.
Sonny was a very generous person who insisted on helping anyone and everyone no matter what. Sonny loved to golf, was a Houston Texans fan, and was an avid reader. Sonny loved to take things apart and put them back together. He was a very intelligent and hard-working man, not only insisting, but capable of solving complex problems on his own - from significant repairs to everyone’s vehicles, remodeling plans to his and Brandy’s home, to researching and understanding every part of the equipment he operated at the various plants where he worked. Sonny was the life of the party with an infectious smile that lit up the room, and he never met a stranger. It is impossible to express in words just how loving and giving Sonny was, and he will be sorely missed forever.
Sonny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin, and friend. He was preceded in death his sister Stephanie Ann West, grandparents Rocky and Grace Juarez, and his aunt Leticia Carter. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife and best friend Brandy Ruiz; his daughter, Rain Ruiz; son-in-law, Alex Nelson; granddaughter, Echo Nelson; children: Devon LeCompte, Isaiah and Lia Rodriguez; his parents, Robert and Monica Araujo; his brother, Robert Steven Araujo; cousin, Jimmie Carter; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm for family and friends. The service will begin at 2:30 pm in the chapel of Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas, 77562.
Due to COVID19, the funeral home will be requiring anyone coming into the facility to wear face coverings and to practice social distancing. We are recommending minimizing the size of services to help ensure the safety of our families and staff.
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