GLEN ROSE—A funeral service for Ruben Junior Sinks, 83, was held Friday, May 5, at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle with Rev. Woody Daniels, Rev. Cornwell, Rev. Bill Daniels and Rev. McFall officiating. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 6, at Squaw Creek Cemetery in Glen Rose with Rev. Ashley and Rev. Lynch officiating.
Ruben was born in Paris, Texas. He married Dorothy Wilkins in September 1951. They had six children, Jan, Roger, Roy, Earl, Reba and Charles Sinks.
While only having a sixth grade education, he was an avid reader. He was a man of many abilities. He was a boiler mechanic for most of his years before retiring. Ruben lived in Texas until 3 years ago, and then he moved to Atoka, Oklahoma. He was a member of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Atoka, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Ruby and Mary Sinks of Amarillo, TX, one sister: Eva Wilkens of Antlers, Ok, two brothers: Willie Sinks of Las Vegas, NV, and James Sinks of Amarillo, TX, three children: Roy of Amarillo, Reba Jackson of Quinlen, TX and Charles of Quinlen, TX, one grandson- in- law: Rev. Darrell Webb and one great granddaughter: Gabrielle Daniels.
Ruben is survived by his wife Dorothy Wilkins Sinks, children: Jan and husband Rev. Bill Daniels of Atoka, OK, Roger and wife Kathy Sinks of Elkhart, TX and Earl Sinks of Atoka, OK, one brother: Charles Sinks of Rockwall, TX, three sisters: Zella Wade of Telephone, TX, Alphie Harmer of Tulsa, OK and Mary Belcher of Lone Oak, TX, 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Music was by Rev. Jordan Brown, Katrina, Dalton, BryAnna and Maggie Webb, Damiun and Daniels Trio. Pallbearers were Damiun Daniels, Tommy Sinks, Earl Sinks Jr, Roy L. Sinks, Javier Ortiz and David Carroll. Honorary Pallbearers were Grandsons: Daniel Sinks, Roy D. Sinks, Jeremy Sinks, and Christopher Fletcher, Grandson- in- laws: Travis Bennett, James McCormick, Kevin McClellan, and Chad Teetze.