Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Morris McKay Ruby, 94, of Sanford, Fla. passed away Feb. 3, 2014. He was born in Coldwater, Miss. on May 12, 1919 and is survived by his wife, Eugenia Frost Ruby, his daughter, JeriAnn Lenox, and his son, George Ruby. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ruby was a life-long minister for the church of Christ, as well as a teacher and Principal with a Master's Degree in English and Speech.

In his youth, Morris Ruby was picked for the St. Louis Cardinals farm team, but chose instead to attend Pepperdine University, where he excelled in Basketball for the Pepperdine Waves, was Capt. of the Baseball Team and President of the Lettermen's Club. He was listed in Who's Who Vol. VIII, was voted Most Representative Student in 1941, and was in the first graduating class of the newly-formed Pepperdine in 1943.

Morris Ruby taught and coached baseball at Key West High School in the mid-1950s. One of his fond memories was coaching Boog Powell. In later years, Ruby lived for several years on Sugarloaf Key. He loved fishing, watching sports, and making others laugh.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. At his request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association or the ALS Association.