Gerald Wayne Ruple, 54, of Vilonia, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

He was born Dec. 7, 1954, in Little Rock to the late Vestal Lee Ruple and Ruth Lee Goodnight Ruple.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy Ruple, Billy Ruple and Vestal Lee Ruple Jr.

He was a graduate of Vilonia High School.

He is survived by his sons, Thomas Wayne Ruple and Jordan Christopher Ruple, both of Vilonia; ex-wife, Gelia Ruple of Vilonia; brother, Charles Ruple of Vilonia.

He enjoyed going to his boy’s football games.

A gathering will be at the family home in Vilonia today from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, an account for Thomas and Jordan has been established at Regions Bank in Vilonia.

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