Ruben Stanley Appleton, 79, passed away Nov. 5, 2019, at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano.
He was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Midlothian to R.S. Appleton and Frances Armstrong Appleton.
He earned his master’s degree in Agricultural Education from East Texas State University.
He was an Ag teacher in Grand Saline and held various jobs upon leaving Grand Saline and eventually owned his own business as a candy vendor.
He was very active with Garland Citizens Police Academy and Garland Fire Fighters Association. He married Serretta Key Appleton Nov. 2, 1979, in Garland.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rowena Taylor.
He is survived by sons, Scott Appleton and Jon Appleton and wife, Janley; grandchildren, Jonathan Appleton and wife, Amanda, and Jayce Appleton; great grandson, Lukas; brother, Ray Appleton and wife, Audrey, of Canton and Ronald Appleton and wife, Brenda, of Midlothian; and sister, Sue Poston.
Services were Nov. 8, 2019, at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas. Interment was at Sardis Cemetery.