He was born on August 1, 1933, to Claude and Mabell (Meirs) Waren in Rosedale. He married the late Gladys Darlene Register Waren. He was a Rosedale High School graduate and had lived in Rosedale most of his life until moving to Louisiana. He later moved back to Cleveland to retire. He was a US Army Veteran where he obtained the rank of sergeant. Ruben was a self-employed operator of a construction site installation business for many years.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys Darlene Register Waren, two sisters Geneva Waren and Claudia Hollingsworth, brother Thomas Waren and a daughter Debbie McMurry.
The family will receive friends 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the family home, 1304 Memorial Drive for a Celebration of life remembrance. Ruben was buried next to his wife Gladys in Beulah Cemetery.
He is survived by daughter, Connie Waren Rizzo of Cleveland; sons, Ronnie Waren of New Iberia, La., and James Waren of Ringgold, Ga.; brother, James Hoyt Waren of Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Hazel Gilmer of Augusta, GA. Daughter/niece, Wendy Waren of New Orleans, LA.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.