Larry "Wayne" Ruthven

January 31, 1957 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 63)


Wayne Ruthven, 63, of Marked Tree, Arkansas., departed this life June 14, 2020 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  He was born in Lepanto, Arkansas, January 31, 1957 to Clifton Junior and Thelma Juanita Jackson Ruthven.

Wayne was an automotive mechanic. He enjoyed watching wrestling and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his wife: Pamela Ruthven, his parents and brother: Richard Ruthven.

Wayne is survived by his son: Dustin Ruthven of Bay, Arkansas, his daughter: Jenni Ruthven of Trumann, Arkansas, 2 Stepsons: Scotty Needler of Paragould, Arkansas and Cord Needler of Lepanto, Arkansas and 16 grandchildren.


A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday June, 18, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Marked Tree, Arkansas. 

Arrangements are under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home, Marked Tree.

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