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James LeTrelle Rucker 71. A graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1965. James was a veteran of the U S Marines. James worked for many years in transportation; driving for Gary Public Transportation Corporation, Cardinal, Tri-State, and Omega Tours and worked part time for Guy & Allen Funeral Directors. Preceded by his parents, 4 brothers Rudolph, Houston, Sidney, and David Rucker. Father and Mother in Law Mr. and Mrs. Ernest James Carter, sister in law Jackie (Howard) Siggers, nephews Michael Speight, Phillip Rucker and Fred Murry. James leaves to mourn his wife Alice Carter Rucker, daughter Sandra Matthews Spann; sons James L. Rucker, Jr., Jason (Brandi) Rucker and Jarret Rucker; grandchildren Jahon Matthews, Jayondra Spann, James Rucker III, great grandchildren Jason II, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Joshua Rucker, Dilon, Dyami, Aaliyah-Janae, and Dymothn Matthews. Sisters; Cearmease (Shallie) Bey, Brenda (Larry) Speight-Taylor, Evang. Janice (Rev. Isaac) Culver. Brother in Law; Ernest (Dorothy) Carter, Sister in Law; Marie Beavers, Sandra Spears, Evelyn Barnett, Patricia Bentley, and Naomi Carter. Aunt: Mary Rucker, Special brother and friend Jimmy (Annie) Outlaw, and Michael Ruffin, Special cousin/brother Judge Robert D. Rucker, Jr. Special Neighbors; John and Velma Davis and Countless other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday October 5, 2017 from 12-8p.m. with family hours 6-8p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral Services Friday October 6, 2017 at 11a.m. at New Mt. Moriah M.B. Church 1917 Carolina Street. Rev. W. N. Reed officiating. Interment Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 11a.m at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 4, 2017.
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November 3, 2019
Hello, my name is Mose Torain, I am very sorry to hear about Rucker's death. I just now found out and it is 2019. We served together in Vietnam. He and his wife visited me in Cincinnati and Alabama, but over the years we lost contact. I would like to extend my condolences to the family. I would like to speak to his wife or one of his sons.
October 10, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
October 8, 2017
To the family, In your time of sorrow may you find comfort in precious memories. Rest in Heaven James you will be truly missed.
Linda Ramsey
October 8, 2017
Janice & family,

Your brother James is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. I saw Rucker a few months before I decided to move and we must have talked about an half hour or so. May The Creator bring you comfort during this time. Back in the days...
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
October 7, 2017
Our prayers and condolences to the family of a dearly loved classmate. He Will be truly missed.
Gloria Robinson-Hooks
October 7, 2017
I just want to say that I know Mr. Rucker was truly loved and will be greatly missed..I met him one time when he visited my church, P.M.B.C. ,to see his grandson James in an Easter play..I know he was,a family man because of the conversation we had..I thank God I had the chance to meet him and my prayers will remain with his family and friends.
Arthur Dean Lee
October 7, 2017
To The Rucker Family

The former employees of value cleaners would like to say we are sorry for your lost.Mr James would come into the cleaners and say when can I get these shirts back and we would say this evening . He would say I need them before the morning we would say ok. We will miss him he always put a smile on our face if we were down and we will truly miss him.

God Bless All of you as

Thelma Robinson
October 6, 2017
October 5, 2017
To Rucker Family:

Caring thoughts are with you and your family.
October 5, 2017
Douglas &Sharon Higgins
October 5, 2017
Rest easy my friend. I've had the pleasure of working with you at Tri State Coach Lines years ago. Prayers & thoughts go out to the families. May God keep your hearts still as his spirits soars towards heaven.
Cheri Caldwell
October 5, 2017
Rest in peace my friend. You are missed but never forgotten. Praying that Father God grant peace to the entire Rucker family.
Gregory Gillis
October 5, 2017
Praying for the Rucker family.
Linda Wilson
October 5, 2017
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
nina scott
October 5, 2017
Rest in peace classmate. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Winford Harris
October 5, 2017
You may be gone in the body but..I will still be laughing at the jokes we shared! Sleep on for now and I'll see you in the morning. "All Is Well"
Percy Daniels
October 4, 2017
May you find the strength you need to see you through this difficult time. May his promise of eternal life be a comfort to you and your family. Glenn Trammell & Gwen (Newby) Hemphill
Gwendolyn Hemphill
October 4, 2017
May God wrap His Loving Arms around all of you during this difficult time, you are in our prayers.
Earnest Tyler
October 4, 2017
To Cearmease and the entire Rucker family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort during this dark time.

Sam and Thelma
Sam and Thelma Wyatt
October 4, 2017
To the family of James Rucker,

A life lived will tells its own story. Such is the life of James Rucker. We the family of Lucille Crossley send our deepest condolences on hearing of your loved one's passing.

James always had a smile and kind word,let his life legacy shine the light for those of us who remain. Much love, grace and peace toward you and your family during this season. May God bless.
Rev. Dr. Danny E. Crossley
October 4, 2017
To The Family, There are no words to say at this time for the loss of James. Let not your heart be troubled but relish in the memories not the loss. Departure on Earth for the ones we love is Heavens gain no more hurting. May you find comfort in the Lord.
The Drake,Brown, McDuffie Families
Renee Brown
October 4, 2017
To Cearmease and family, I extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother James. I was shocked to see he has passed. During this time remember God is still on the Throne.
October 4, 2017
To the family of James Rucker. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in your loss. May God bless each of you.
Bettie Wilson
October 4, 2017
To Alice and the Rucker Family...

James was not only my classmate but indeed a friend. And, he surely will be missed forevermore. However, his new home is residing with our Lord! May God comfort you and your family. And keep you in his bosom!
Clarence Bowens
October 4, 2017
To Alice and family,
my deepest condolences to you and the family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort and strengthen you in Jesus' Name.
Debrah Daniel
October 4, 2017
To David Rucker and Family, You all have my Deepest Condolences in the passing of your brother,James,May God wrap his arms around you all in this time of grivement.
Sending Prayers.
Gracie Townsend
October 4, 2017
Deepest sympathy to the family. He is at peace.
October 4, 2017
Alice, our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. James was an invaluable team member for so many years driving for Group Travel Designers, Inc. His impeccable professionalism was truly appreciated by all. He was a master at coming up with ideas that made the tours more enjoyable and interesting. He was a dear friend who will be missed by so many.
Donna Spiner
October 4, 2017
To Alice and family. So sorry for your loss. Know that to be absent from the body is to be with Christ. Praying for you.
Galyce Lawrence -Felton
October 4, 2017
To the family of James Rucker, you are in my prayers. James will be missed by many. I worked with Rucker as I always called him at GPTC as well for many years. He always had me laughing about something or someone. RIH my friend, Alice you are in my prayers God Bless.
Mozella Martin
October 3, 2017
My condolences to the Rucker family and friends.Teddy has always been and forever will be a very close friend to the Avery family. RIP Teddy, we all love you
Jerome Avery
October 3, 2017
Wishing your family as much peace as possible in this time of your loss of Mr. Rucker.
words can't express the deep sorry, but know that God will embrace the family through this heart breaking time.
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