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Ruben Dario Hernandez

July 1, 1947 — August 27, 2023


Ruben Dario Hernandez, age 76, of Clarksville, TN passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Ahava Healthcare surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1947 in Mercedes, TX to the late Rafael Hernandez Sr. and Manahen Sanchez Hernandez.

In his spare time, Ruben enjoyed an occasional margarita night with his friends.

Ruben proudly served his country in the United States Army from August 8, 1973 to August 6, 1976. Ruben was a Vietnam Veteran and also served in Korea from March 25, 1974 to March 24, 1975.

Left to cherish his memories are his siblings, Manuel Hernandez and Florence (Alfredo) Talavera, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and his girlfriend, Renate Banks. In addition to his parents, Ruben is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Islas; his brother, Rafael Hernandez Jr., and sister, Noemi Narvaez.

Memorial services will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at 11:30 A.M. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Clarksville, TN or a charitable organization of your choice.

Final arrangements entrusted to Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

2526 Whitfield Rd, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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