Johnny Byrl Ruddell, Sr., 83, of Olla, passed from this life on January 7, 2015. He was born November 18, 1931 in Standard to the union of his parents, James Elbert and Beulah Beatrice Ruddell. Mr. Ruddell was a veteran,
having fought in the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a motorman in the oilfield industry for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Stapleton Ruddell of Olla; two sons, Johnny Byrl Ruddell, Jr. and wife Ofelia of Olla, and Roger Corley and wife Connie of Rowlett, TX; 22 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Phil Crawford, Michael D. Taylor, David Sharp, Keith Ruddell, Kent Ruddell, and David Nichols.