Joshua Kalel Ruggles, age 15 of Chadwick, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023. He was born December 31, 2007, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina the son of Thomas and Ashley (Clark) Ruggles.
Kalel as he was fondly known, was a student of the Freshman class at Chadwick High School, where he enjoyed running track. He was proud of his 6-foot-tall stature and always had an impressive, beautiful smile. Kalel used his creative talents to draw and design and often talked about restoring old cars. Kalel was very ambitious. He loved making people laugh by being known as the jokester of the family. Kalel also loved his family, especially his younger brothers, TJ, age 11 and Gavin, age 8.
Kalel is survived by his loving parents Tom and Ashley Ruggles, Chadwick; two brothers Thomas Joseph “TJ” and Gavin; maternal grandfather Steve Clark and his wife Kathy; maternal grandmother Angela Clark; paternal grandparents Tom and Liza Ruggles; uncle Joey Clark; aunt Monica Debord and husband Tommy; one cousin Claira Debord. Kalel’s memory will forever be cherished by his friends at Chadwick High School.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Cremation under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
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Kayla Bell saysJanuary 18, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Kalel, Although I never got to meet you it did sadden me to know you passed. I’m definitely praying really hard for your parents and siblings and everyone that got the chance to share life with you! With much love & respect, Kayla !
Sue Sisco saysJanuary 19, 2023 at 3:26 am
May God’s peace and comfort hold you tight during this difficult time You are all in my prayers for now as well as in the days ahead. God Bless his family, his extended family and his friends and classmates at Chadwick School.
Vicki Johnson saysJanuary 19, 2023 at 9:05 am
My heart is with you as you mourn the loss, of your son, grandchild, friend, and brother. There really are no words, that I could ever write, to ease the pain of your loss. My thoughts are with you today and everyday.. I’m so sorry..💙
Judy Hicks saysJanuary 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm
I taught you in a sunday school class at Oakwood Church. We sat outside on the picnic table. I pray to God you understood the message I intended for you. What a wonderful, mannerly, kind young man you were. I look forward to being with you in heaven, dear child.