Ruby Inez Slagle, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Ruby was born on August 28, 1931 to the late Layton Peter and Defronia Mae Pippin Bott. She was 88 years old. She was a life-long resident of Abingdon and spent her years making a home for her husband and five children. Ruby was content with the simple things of life; however, she went above and beyond in caring for family members and others. When she had spare time, Ruby enjoyed gardening, watching faith television and listening to gospel music. Ruby was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 50 years William Irvin Keys Slagle; grandson Phil Slagle, brothers Layton, Jr., Earl, Jack and Dale Bott.
She is survived by her sons Darrell and wife Reva Slagle of Abingdon, Tim and wife Mary Beth Slagle of Charlottesville, Va., and Paul and wife Cindy Slagle of Bristol, TN; daughters Ruth and husband Ernie Billings of Daphne, AL, and Eva and husband Jack Phelps of Abingdon; grandchildren Melissa, Steven, Anthony, Shawn, Josh, Zak, Gabe, Seth, Jennifer, Michael and Mikayla; great grandchildren Hallie, Rylee, Gus and Christian; numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID-19 considerations, services will be private and will be conducted by family members.
Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
The family of Ruby Inez Slagle is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).