Robert Earl Ruffin (Jim) age 73 was a native of Butler, AL and a 50 year resident of Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother Lovie Ruffin, step-father Paul Ruffin, father George Wilcox, and sister Elaine Ruffin.
Robert was united in Holy Matrimony in 1963 to Dorothy Robbins of Mobile, Al and from this union came four children. In 1963, he moved to Los Angeles and was employed by the Alabama Pipe Company for several years. He later began a successful career in public service for the County of Los Angeles as a Maintenance Engineer and served 26 years of loyal public service before his retirement on March 31, 1999. He is survived by Dorothy Ruffin his beloved wife of 50 years in marriage; two devoted daughters: Veronica Aretha Ruffin and Danita Rene Ruffin; two devoted sons: Don Ameche (Arlene) Ruffin and Leo Demiro Ruffin; three devoted sisters: Pauline (John) Rudolph, Gladys Davis, and Dorothy Wallace; one devoted brother, George Wilcox; sister-in-law Willie Mae Collins; brother-in-law Lewis (Delores) Robbins; cherished nieces and nephews: Myrtice (Eric) Agee, Myra Rudolph, Aeriel (Jerry) Walley, Angela Davis, Melanie (Alton) Hardy, Janine (Chris) Wilson, John Rudolph and Paul Martel Ruffin and a host of loving grandchildren, family and friends.