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MACY "DIDDY" SUTTON RUCKS, SR., 73, of Okeechobee died March 5, 2014. He was born August 22, 1940 in Fort Payne, Alabama to Emmett and Glenn Sutton Rucks. A resident of Okeechobee for 55 years, he was a member of Oakview Baptist Church. He started Dry Lake Dairy with his father, mother and brothers which then led to Milking R Dairy. He enjoyed volunteering at his church and summering in North Carolina. Mr. Rucks was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Revels and brother, Boyd Rucks. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wanda Rucks; son, Macy Sutton Rucks, Jr. (Kris); two daughters, Robin Bailey (Chris) and Julie Kotula (Pete) all of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Neil Rucks (Rita) of Dade City and Charlie Rucks (Susan) of Lake Placid; sister- in-law, Mary Alice Rucks of Okeechobee; son-in-law, Gary Revels. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Oakview Baptist Church with Pastor John Garrison and Dr. Chan Garrett officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32nd ST, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome. com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.
Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 8, 2014