Daniel Peterson “Pete” Ruark of Nicholson, Georgia, died Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA. He was 73. Pete was born in Newport, RI on February 15, 1948, the son of the late Eugene Walker Ruark and Gladys Wray Ruark. After high school he attended both Georgia State and the University of Georgia. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Pete reared cattle, something he enjoyed very much, along with his tractor. His passion after his sickness was reading and he enjoyed his computer.
Survivors include his aunt, JoAnn Cooper of White Plains, GA; his uncle, Roger Ruark of Jasper, GA; a number of cousins, Susan Cooper, Jan Dawkins, Rhonda Ruark Stephens, Sheryl Scott, Joel Ruark, Roger Ruark, Jeff Ruark, Elizabeth Ann Ruark Pielow, Barry Williams, Bob Williams and William Ruark; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, David Giles Ruark.
Graveside Services with military honors will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodville Cemetery, 1191 Peachtree Avenue, Woodville, GA 30669 with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. The family requests any memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1349 West Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1800, Atlanta, GA 30309. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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