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James E. Ruppel "Tattoo Jim"

June 17, 1952 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 65)

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James E. Ruppel “Tattoo Jim”, 65, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at his residence in Eldon, Missouri.  He was born June 17, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late James F. and Hester (Phillips) Ruppel.  On July 15, 1971 in Jefferson City, Missouri he was united in marriage to Shirley (Sundermeyer) Ruppel who survives of the home.

Other survivors,

Children, Jimmy Ruppel of Eldon, MO; Jason Ruppel and wife Amanda of New Bloomfield, MO; Jack F. Ruppel and wife Jessica of Eugene, MO; Candy Ruppel and fiance’ Dave Knox of Eldon, MO; Kalee Ruppel and husband Johnny Wyatt of Wainwright, MO

Eleven Grandchildren,Keegan James Ruppel; Jett Donavan Ruppel; Keaira Shay Ruppel; Shelby Blake Ruppel; Madisyn Nicole Ruppel; Chelce Lynn Ruppel; Shyannea Elizabeth Ruppel; Taylor Nicole Wolfe; David James Wyatt “Zeb”; Robbie Paul Ruppel; Danyehl Leigh Bailey

Four Great Grandchildren, Anna Kapri James Ruppel; Addie Marie Elizabeth Ruppel; Bentley Carter Wolfe; Kaiesyn Jay Bailey

Three Brothers, Jack F. Ruppel and wife Barb of New Bloomfield, MO; John L. Ruppel and wife Kathy of Brazito, MO; Jerry L. Ruppel and wife Jeanie of Dixon, MO

Sister, Evelyn J. Wood and husband David of Brazito, MO

Uncle Bob Ruppel of Anderson, CA

James was baptized as a Seventh Day Adventist.  He was employed as a brick mason for twenty-one years and then was owner and operator of several tattoo shops.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.  Funeral Service will be Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM also at Phillips Funeral Home with Sonny Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at Robinett Cemetery in Brumley, MO.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in his name are suggested In Care of the Family at PO Box 5 Eldon, MO 65026.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.    

 Service Information

October 18, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
211 South Oak St.
California, MO 65018

Funeral Service
October 19, 2017

1:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
211 South Oak St.
California, MO 65018

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