Ruben D. Cuellar

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for Col. (Ret) Ruben D. Cuellar, 87, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, MS.
Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery Private Mausoleum
Col. Cuellar served in the United States Navy and the MS Army National Guard for a combined service of 31 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of The Knight's of Columbus. He worked for 35 years with the MS Forestry Commission.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cuellar; a daughter, Patricia Cuellar Toben; two granddaughters, Colleen and Emily Morgan; his parents, Andres and Emilia Cuellar; three brothers and one sister from Laredo, TX.
He is survived by five daughters, Teresa Odom (Hal) of Petal, MS, Imelda Coleman (Bill) of Hattiesburg, MS, Martha Pierce (Werner) of Petal, MS, Norma Cuellar of Tuscaloosa, Al, and Cissy Robertson (Mike) of Petal, MS; one brother, Omar Cuellar (Reiko) of Laredo, TX; thirteen grandchildren, Reyna, Sara, Wesley, Nick, Kathleen, Angie, Berry, Will, Michael, Chas, Andy, Matthew, and Tre; thirty great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.