RUCKER, W. I. (1920 - 2013)

W. I. Rucker of Campbellsville, son of the late Eugene D. Rucker and Alston Atchley Rucker, was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, January 15, 1920.   He died at 6:15 A.M., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Campbellsville.     Age:   93

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Kellyville Community Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army and achieving the rank of Sergeant.  He served in New Guinea, Southern Philipines and Luzon and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars; the Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

He was a retired employee of McMahan Furniture in Campbellsville.

He united in marriage to Helen Williams October 16, 1948.   She preceded him in death November 17, 1990.

He is survived by two sons:  Greg Rucker and wife, Sheila of Campbellsville and Sherman Rucker and wife, Mary of Louisville; six grandchildren:  Shae South and husband, Scott of Bowling Green, Jonathan Rucker and Daniel Rucker of Louisville, Brandon Rucker and wife, Bridgette, Marcus Rucker and wife, Adria and Cayla Rucker of Campbellsville; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters:  Ralph Rucker, Vernon Leach, Gillespie Leach, Maxine Kraha, Doris Skaggs, Jane McMahan and O’Neal Tipton.

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VISITATION:  5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

FUNERAL SERVICE:    11:00 A.M., Friday, December 6, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Stanley Watson\

ENTOMBMENT:            Brookside Mausoleum with full Military Honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard