Tony (Pap) M. Ruston

Published 5:27 pm Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tony (Pap) M. Ruston, age 61, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Ballad Health Hospital in Johnson City.

He was born on December 20, 1957, to the late Ruth and Mack Ruston.

Tony was employed by Lighting Resources for several years before retiring on disability. He attended Gap Creek Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Shelia McGee Ruston, of the home, his children, Whitney and Nick Collins, Jamie and Candy Ruston, Todd and Sheree Ruston, Justin and Shannon McKinney and Corey and Beth McKinney and siblings, Gregg, Sandy and Elaine. Several grandchildren which he loved dearly, Emilee, Rhylee, Lilee, Kaleigh, Harper, Jackson, Kylee, Kyle, Mason and Mya.

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It was Tony’s wish to be cremated. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Gap Creek Christian Church. Tony truly loved his church and the men’s fellowship of Gap Creek Christian Church. He will be deeply missed.