Obituary for Ruphas D. Sluss

Ruphas D. Sluss, age 82 of Kingsport, TN and formerly of Dublin, Virginia passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
at the Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, TN. Born August 27, 1937 in Lebanon, VA he was the son of the late
Wade C. Sluss, Sr. & Audrey Johnson Sluss. His wife of 38 years, Shirley Jean Jones Sluss (2002), sister, Twila McBride
and brothers, Wade, Caroll, Randall, Kenneth, Garnett Sluss and an infant brother also preceded him in death.

Ruphas was a member of the Dublin United Methodist Church, the Dublin Lions Club and the Tazewell Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his

Kevin (Peggy) Sluss – Rocky Mounty, VA
Keith (Tina) Sluss – Kingsport, TN

Marshall (Samantha) Sluss – Penhook, VA
Lauren Sluss – Kingsport, TN
Austin Sluss – Kingsport, TN
Kaetlyn Sluss – Rocky Mounty, VA
Ashton Sluss – Kingsport, TN

Great Grandchildren
Aaron, Elizabeth and Abigail Sluss

Darlene Riney – Myrtle Beach, SC

Jack (Jane) Sluss – Dallas, TX
Orville (Brenda) Sluss – Riner

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with 
Rev. Don Hanshew officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin where he will be beside
his wife and with the cremated remains of his little dog “Bo” who died in 2014.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.