Michael G. Rukes (Augusta Newsprint Mechanic Augusta, GA)

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Augusta Newsprint Mechanic Augusta, GA - Michael G. Rukes, 63, went July 6, 2011 to join his parents Robert G. Rukes and Elizabeth Long Rukes in heaven. Michael was raised in Shelbyville, Ind. and it was there he met the love of his life and wife of 41 years, Connie. They later moved to Florida before calling Augusta their home. Mike was a avid bass fisherman and enjoyed playing golf and Keno daily. He worked at Augusta Newsprint as a mechanic, for 21 years, before retiring in 1999, at which time his family became his main source of entertainment. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his devoted wife, Connie Fuquay; two adoring daughters Pamela (Jon) Scrum; Kelly (Wesley) Schlein, both of Augusta, step daughter Roberta (Fred) Becht of Greensburg, Ind.; a grandson who was the apple of his eye, Jonathan Tylor Scrum; sister and brother - in -law; Diane (Bill) Bland; uncle, Joseph (Margaret) Marte; niece, Grace Lollar; nephew Brad (Janine) Bland; several other family members, dog Sadi and countless friends that he considered family. With his charismatic personality and sharp wit, he never met a stranger, He will be greatly missed by all. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans: 4010 Deans Bridge Road, Hephzibah, Ga 30815. A celebration of his life will be hosted at the Rack(s)and(s)Grill II, 3801 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906 on July 9, 2011 from noon -until. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com/obits

The Augusta Chronicle-July 8, 2011


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