Ruben served in the army and spent his professional life in the road construction business, including working with Standard Industries in Tulsa and McClinton-Anchor in Fayetteville. With help from his sons, in 1971-72 Ruben built what to this day is the family home. All three sons -- Jeff, Robert and Chris -- studied geology at the University of Arkansas; daughter Beth avoided it like the plague.
At McClinton-Anchor Ruben rose to the office of vice president, was a fair and effective leader with a deserved reputation for getting things done right. Away from work he was an avid traveler, going often to the Caribbean with Jo Ann, his wife of 61 years. Ruben loved sailing, and his passion for golf lead, ultimately, to him serving as 1986 president of the Fayetteville Country Club. He was a fine man who lived and passed with courage and dignity. Ruben Liner was a man of rare quality; his family and wide circle of friends will miss the humor, common sense, and charm that he brought into our lives. Rest in peace.
|My father Ruben Liner Jr (right) with his good friend David McClinton (left).|