HAMPTON - Robert Lewis Ruffin, September 14, 1929 to April 17, 2013. He was born to the late Andrew Ruffin and Polly Annie Moody of Garysburg, North Carolina. After graduating high school and before turning eighteen, Robert joined the USAF as a Security Policeman
and honorably served his country for 20 years, serving in both the Korean War
and two tours during the Vietnam War. He continued his 42 year law enforcement career as a Federal Police Officer at the National Zoology Park in Washington D.C., retiring in 1995. Robert made Hampton Virginia his home where he met and married his beloved and devoted wife, Kamoltip Suakong. Robert was affectionately loved by everyone. He was a charitable man and will be missed by many. Robert is preceded in death by his nine siblings and is survived by his wife, his son William and many nephews and nieces, as well as many friends. Viewing will be held at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton on April 22 from 11am to noon with a memorial service to begin at 12:00. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Alfred G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk Virginia at 2:00.