Ruben R. Matta, 59, of Bridgeport and formerly of Pecos, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Dallas.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Brother Scott Strother officiating.
Ruben was born Nov. 5, 1954, in Pecos to Juan and Felipa (Renteria) Matta. He won numerous awards while attending high school, and on June 4, 1977, he married Gloria Ortega in Pecos.
Ruben worked as a gas industry supervisor. His hobbies included watching Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Cowboys football, and he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Gloria Matta; son Israel Matta and wife, Roxanne; daughters Sharon Matta-Melendez, Tabitha Matta and Brooklyn Matta; brothers Ray, Raul, Rolando and Roger Matta; sister Rosemary Matta; and grandchildren Zoie, Marci, Piper, Ruben, Violet, Scarlett, Jenikah, Kierztyn, Josiah, Harley, Caleb, Kaydence, Christopher and K’Lynne.
Ruben was preceded in death by his parents; and son Ruben Matta Jr.