Obituaries

George Gehring
B: 1949-04-11
D: 2017-11-07
View Details
Gehring, George
Preston Justis
B: 1933-06-06
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Justis, Preston
George Kodilanen
B: 1950-07-21
D: 2017-11-05
View Details
Kodilanen, George
Deborah Chirtea
B: 1964-05-31
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Chirtea, Deborah
David Girardin
B: 1951-07-09
D: 2017-11-03
View Details
Girardin, David
John Gibson
B: 1936-05-13
D: 2017-11-02
View Details
Gibson, John
Ninabell Lleces
B: 1957-11-22
D: 2017-10-30
View Details
Lleces, Ninabell
Brigida Ventulan
B: 1953-02-01
D: 2017-10-26
View Details
Ventulan, Brigida
Robert Glaubke, Jr.
B: 1988-05-04
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Glaubke, Jr., Robert
Marilyn Witman
B: 1930-04-10
D: 2017-10-19
View Details
Witman, Marilyn
Robert Mount
B: 1937-06-10
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Mount, Robert
Geraldine Davis
B: 1933-12-09
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Davis, Geraldine
Steven Gyoker
B: 1944-07-28
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
Gyoker, Steven
LiAnne Penland
B: 1977-05-01
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Penland, LiAnne
Tammy Nolte
B: 1970-08-14
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Nolte, Tammy
Gerald Ruggles
B: 1944-07-28
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Ruggles, Gerald
Layne Stroud
B: 1966-08-02
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Stroud, Layne
Linda Castaneda
B: 1955-03-12
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Castaneda, Linda
Joseph Bradbury
B: 1930-03-08
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Bradbury, Joseph
Gregory Myers
B: 1955-11-05
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Myers, Gregory
Mary Atkins
B: 1929-02-23
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Atkins, Mary

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Gerald Ruggles
In Memory of
Gerald P Ruggles (Jerry)
1944 - 2017
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Family Choice Burials & Cremations
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Gerald Ruggles (Jerry)

Gerald Ruggles (Jerry)
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Lieutenant Commander Gerald P. Ruggles, U.S. Navy (Retired), on Friday, October 13th, 2017, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, due to cardiac arrest. He was 73. Jerry, who was born on July 28th, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, was the son of Paul and Eniver Ruggles. Jerry spent 28 years in the Navy, first as an enlisted saturation diver in Vietnam, and then as a SEAL after he graduated BUDs Class 75. Jerry was chosen for the LDO program and reported to the fleet as a diving officer. After three years at sea, he returned to the “Teams,” that he loved so much.
Jerry took great pride in looking after his enlisted men and young officers; many of whom called themselves "Jerry's kids."
Jerry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Crystal; his son, Paul; daughter, Charla; grandchildren: Shawn, Talawrence, Brittney, and Nathan, and Great Grandchildren: Madison, Zoi and Ashton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Ruggles.
The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 29th at 3:00 pm. At SEAL Heritage Center 1619 D. Street Building 5326 Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Navy SEAL Foundation
1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459
or donate online at https://www.navysealfoundation.org/donate
Please share a memory with the family via the Condolences & Tributes tab.
Thank you, Jerry, for your service to our country and may you Rest In Peace.
Order Flowers