James Rucks

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  • "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of James...."
    - Dale Greene and family
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James E. Rucks, 68, a resident of Las Cruces, NM and formerly of Flint, MI, Cleveland, OH and Nashville, TN departed this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was born on August 28, 1945 to the late Alfred and Gladys Hayes Rucks of Lebanon, TN. James graduated from Wilson County High in Lebanon, TN and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University in 1969. He was the owner of a nationwide recruiting company, ADD-Vantage Personnel Services based in Flint, MI before retiring. He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Gloria A. Murray Rucks, Las Cruces, NM; Children: Christopher (Melissa) Rucks, Denver, CO and Leslie Rucks, Nashville,TN; Siblings: Alfred Rucks, Las Cruces, NM; Claudine (James) Wilson, Akron, OH;Thomas (Gloria) Rucks, Cleveland, OH; Mary Rucks Hurd, Lebanon, TN; Jarvis (Wilma) Rucks, Lebanon, TN; Elaine (James) Crutchfield, Lebanon, TN; Joseph Rucks, Lebanon, TN ; Aunt Lena Sadler, Lebanon, TN and many nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws. James was a devoted and faithful member of the Las Cruces Church of Christ in New Mexico and often served as a teacher and song leader. He received tremendous joy from singing and sharing it with others. He had a love for nature and the adventures of traveling. His loving spirit and gentle nature could always be seen in everything he did. Life was always lived with a song in his heart. A Memorial Service will be held at Las Cruces Church of Christ, 2025 N. Valley Drive, Las Cruces, NM on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00am. Family Hour will be Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Neuble Monument Funeral Home, 1330 Bluebird Road, Lebanon, TN 37087. The funeral will be held at the Market Street Church of Christ, 502 E. Market Street, Lebanon, TN 37087 on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:00pm. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave, Las Cruces New Mexico 88001. To send online condolences visit www.GetzCares.com
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GETZ FUNERAL HOME - LAS CRUCES
1410 E. BOWMAN AVE.  LAS CRUCES, NM 88001
(575) 526-2419
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 8, 2014
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