Tyler Lewis Ruiz


Tyler Lewis Ruiz, 24, of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Waco, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 in Mesa.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery

Celebration of Life: at Waco Missions, immediately following the burial.

Tyler attended and graduated from University High School in 2011, where he was a member of the band.  He had a deep affinity for music, playing the saxophone, drums, and guitar.  He even played in a local rock band.

Tyler was a health-conscious young man who often could be seen running or bike riding the local trails or lifting weights in the gym.  He was a great friend to many and was able to impact the lives of others through his kind spirit, listening ear, and helping hand.

In spite of all his many achievements, his greatest pride is his son August Ruiz.  Tyler loved being a father and was a hands-on dad, never turning down an opportunity to be involved in August’s life, including changing those dreaded diapers.

Tyler is survived by his loving and dedicated mother, Tamara Pinckney; father, Benjamin Pinckney; supportive and caring mentor, Justin Aycock; siblings, Rhianna Ruiz, Jonathan Gonzalez, and Cierra Gonzalez; nieces, Amaya and Christianna Robinson; honored and cherished grandparents, Alfredo and Noemi Ruiz, Sr; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and too many friends to count.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations of food and drinks.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. May the God of tender mercies be a source of comfort to the family of Tyler.

    2 Corinthians 1: 3,4

  2. Tyler I will never forget u we had a great 6 months together at HEB overnight stocking . love always Nikki

  3. Cathy,
    May the light shine upon you and family during this time of condolences. I didn’t know him personally,however I do know how much he meant to you and your family members. You will all miss him terribly ,but know that he is now at peace. You at least have his son, to remember him by. May God give you, and your family all the strength to get throught this.

  4. I’m going to miss you Tyler, all the times you made me laugh in band bro, the times we use to have those long crazy nights, even the bad moments whenever we use to get upset at eachother but only because that only made us closer and stronger. You were that one guy I always followed around because I knew you always had my back. You will always be my in my heart brother, I love you man. May God be with both Families in Arizona and in Texas, and I will be praying for that lil man August. God bless!

  5. Always remember Aunt FiFi loves you CoCo! This isn’t goodbye, rather until we meet again. ♥️????

  6. Jessica Latourney

    Tyler I just got the news iam deeply saddend of this tragedy, remember talking and joking with you at work at Gander Mountain. I remember you as a great person with a great smile and a hard worker..

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