W.I. Rucker

W. I. Rucker, 93, of Campbellsville, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Campbellsville.
Son of the late Eugene D. Rucker and Alston Atchley Rucker, he was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Taylor County.
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 U.S. 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 long-time member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Affairs and was a Kentucky Colonel.
He was a retired employee of McMahan Furniture in Campbellsville.
He married Helen Williams on Oct. 16, 1948. She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Rucker and his wife, Sheila of Campbellsville, and Sherman Rucker and his wife, Mary, of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Shae South and her husband, Scott of Bowling Green, Ky.; Jonathan Rucker and Daniel Rucker of Louisville; Brandon Rucker and his wife, Bridgette; Marcus Rucker and his wife, Adria, and Cayla Rucker of Campbellsville; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Rucker, Vernon Leach and Gillespie Leach; and four sisters, Maxine Kraha, Doris Skaggs, Jane McMahan and O+Neal Tipton.
Funeral was Friday, Dec. 6, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Bro. Stanley Watson officiated.
Entombment was in Brookside Mausoleum with full military honors by the
Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Funeral Home

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-8181
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Dec. 9, 2013