Obituary Details

Donald Ross Rufty

July 15, 1943 - February 28, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, March 15, 2019
Time:
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Funeral

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Cemetery

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Notes

Donald Ross Rufty, 75, of Raleigh, North Carolina died at home on Thursday February 28, 2019. Donald was an avid reader with a love of science fiction and history. He was a mechanically-minded individual with a passion for automobile repair and classic car restoration.

Son of the late Merl Rufty and Ruth (Wike) Rufty, Donald is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia (husband, James) Timmons, and Angela Rufty.

Donald is remembered for the deep love he had for his girls and as a generous man who often used his time and expertise to meet the needs of others.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Donald’s name to United Methodist Agency for the Retarded (UMAR) www.umarinfor.com/donate/ OR Wheels for Hope http://wheels4hope.org/financial-donation/

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Posted by:
Jean Granger
Posted on:
March 14, 2019
Thinking of you at this most difficult time in your lives. I remember all Don's classic cars that he worked on and of which he was so proud. What a talent and drive for mechanical excellence! Much love and prayers. Wish we were geographically closer so we could be with you at this time. Love, Jean & Clay Granger
Posted by:
Kellie Carpenter Brody & Family
Posted on:
March 4, 2019
I remember staying with Aunt Kerry and Uncle Don when they were first married in a little backyard apartment when I was about about 5 or 6 years old. We spent a couple days looking at larger apartments for them to move closer to work. Fond memories of playing dressup in her prom dress, eating cookies baked with Aunt Kerry, watching tv with Uncle Don. So sad to learn that Uncle Don passed recently. My heart goes out to the family and friends. - Kellie Carpenter Brody
Posted by:
james
Posted on:
March 2, 2019
Highlight of summer vacations for me was staying a day or two at Aunt Ruth,s house and being with Donald and Alan. I miss that. They were gentler times, the ‘50’s. Donald was always an adventurous person in my world. I sympathize your loss and mine.
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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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