Mr. John Paul Rukas, 66, passed away on January 14, 2022, at his home in Noxapater, MS. John was born October 30, 1955, in Michigan. He moved to Mississippi at the age of 20, and owned and operated his own body shop, J R. Collision, since 1978. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jenny Rukas; his mother, Helen Strickland; and a daughter, Shelby Payne, all of Noxapater. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shaw Pitbull Rescue, www.shawpitbullrescue.com, in Columbus, MS.