Walter Joe Ruzicka, 80, passed away October 22, 2018 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital.
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 26 at Sneed Funeral Chapel from 6-8pm.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at Lometa United Methodist Church at 1pm. Burial follows at Lometa Cemetery.
Walter was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Zabcikville, TX to Jim and Frances Ruzicka, and grew up in Bell County. He graduated from Rogers High School, served in the U.S. Navy, worked at General Dynamics, as well as farmed and ranched most of his life. Walter was a member of Lometa United Methodist Church, Lometa Lions Club, American Legion Post #116, and a former director of Lampasas County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed his work on the ranch most days, loved a good game of dominos, and loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Walter is survived by his wife, Charlene of Lometa; daughter Robyn Hedrick and her husband Van of Lindsay, TX; son, Stephen Ruzicka of Lometa; five grandchildren: Ashley, Allison, and Autumn Hedrick of Lindsay, TX; Seth and Maija Ruzicka of Battle Creek, Michigan; sister- in- law, Mary Ann Ruzicka of Mesquite, TX; a niece and numerous nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jim and Frances Ruzicka, of Heidenheimer, TX; brother, Wilbert Ruzicka, of Mesquite, TX and sister, Carolyn Campbell of Heidenheimer, TX.