Aaron Ruff was born April 19, 1972 to George W. Clark, Jr. and Sylvia Ruff and departed this life June 20, 2012 at Frye Hospital, Hickory, NC. Aaron was employed by Charloais Steak House. He was a very giving, compassionate and family oriented person. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Andy “Munch” Ruff; grandmother, Bertha Brice Ruff; grandfather, George W. Clark, Sr. He leaves to cherish fond memories his wife, Kelly Blackburn Ruff of Hickory, NC; mother, Sylvia Ruff (Mark) of Vale, NC; father, George W. Clark, Jr. (Gilda), Shelby, NC; three sons, Dieron O’Shay Ruff, Hickory, NC, Teandre Byrd, Shelby, NC, and Damarcus Ruff, Catawba, NC; three daughters, Sasha Olivia Ruff, Hickory, NC, Heaven Elizabeth Ruff, Hickory, NC and Shakayla Lee, Lawndale, NC; one granddaughter, Kaidence Ruff, Hickory, NC; three brothers, Torrance Clark (Latashle), Mt. Holly, NC, Patrick Ruff (Mita), Vale, NC and Dustin Brewton, Vale, NC; two sisters, Kizzy Larrisa Clark Corry (Maurice), Gastonia, NC and Sabrina Williams Baldwin (Bob), Lawndale, NC; grandmother, Lillie U. Clark, Dallas, NC; a special friend, Steve McCullough; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.