Robert Ruffin

Obituary of Robert Ruffin

Robert Howard Ruffin, 70, husband of Linda McElveen Ruffin, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland.


Born in Sikeston, MO, he was a son of the late Howard and Leola Huie Ruffin. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam.  He was employed by U.S. Broach Company for 40+ years where he worked as a toolmaker/machinist.  His hobbies included woodworking, cooking, gardening and enjoyed the outdoors.


Surviving are his wife of the home; three sisters, Paula Ronald (Jim) of Sugar Land, TX; Margaret Kelley (Bob) of Lexington, SC, Saralyn Culp (Bill) of Sikeston, MO; two brothers, Huie Ruffin (Pam) of MO, Steve Ruffin (Janet) of Dallas, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.


The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Charles Butler and his staff at SC Oncology & Associates for their care. 


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Reverend Edguardo Figgerara officiating.


The family will receive friends immediately following the service.


Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. 


On-line condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.