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David J. Rucker

David J. Rucker, 17, passed away suddenly October 7, 2006.

He as a lifetime resident of this community.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 13, 2006 at 12 Noon at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave., with Rev. Christine Travis officiating. Friends may call at the chapel on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery. (SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO RHODEN MEMORIAL HOME, 330-724-1201.)


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 12, 2006.
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October 8, 2019
June 17, 2018
Hey dad we miss you so much happh Fathers Day wish you was here to spend it together ❤
Vajhia Rucker
Daughter
June 14, 2014
I love you david
October 6, 2012
DAVID BBY I MISS YU SO MUCH ILL BE TO SEE YU TMW OCT7 COMES TO FAST I LOVEYU
SHAINCE LITTLE
June 19, 2012
I miss u dzo wish you were here bro Joe Bricks
March 20, 2011
DAVID I MISSIN U SO MUCH RIGHT NOW IM NOT DOIN GOOD RIGHT NOW MA WHOLE LIFE IS A FRONT THE CHOICE IM MAKIN IS KRAZY AN I HOPE U CAN FOR GIVE ME I LOVE U AND I REALLY DO MISS U
lAKESHA tHOMAS
July 6, 2009
MISSIN YOU LIKE CRAZY. R.I.P DZO

LOVE ALWAYS LAKARLA AND DUSTIN AUSTIN
December 5, 2008
Son......im sittin here like i do each and everyday wondering if im going to wake up and this whole thing was just another crazy dream. Everytime i ride by the old house on Wooster i still look over there thinking im going to see yall outside or something. It just still doesnt seem real. Everytime i go somewhere i see someone with your name or picture on their shirt or something. I only own a few shirts or jackets that dont have your picture on them. I miss you sooooo much! You were my first born................I love you. DAD.
Jeff Rucker
September 10, 2008
R.I.P DZO WE MISSIN U
dreana drummond
April 28, 2008
ILUv u BiG cUZ I Miss U gONe But NEvER gOtTeN
LEBRE ANTHONY
January 17, 2008
I LOVE U BRO
LIL MIKE & EARL
THIZZ KIDZ
December 23, 2007
MAY GODBLESS YOUR SOUL
BREIANNE BARTEE
December 4, 2007
HEY BAE! U KN I GOT TO REFRESH MA LOVE TO U.I LOVE U N ME N JESSIKA WAS JUS TALKING BOUT HOW U HAD US PICK U UP N TAKE U UP STAIRES N U KNEW U WAS TO BIG FOR US N WE DID SO I GOT TO GO TO WORK HOLLA AT U LATER.....

LOVE ALWAYZ N FOREVER
*SHAINCE ANN*
SHAINCE LIITLE
October 13, 2007
BIG CUZ ITZ BEEN A YEAR SINCE I SAW U BUT U KNOW U STILL STAY ON MA MIND ALL THE TIME I MISS U.. AND YOUR LEGACY IS STILL HERE I MISS U BRO
BRANDI BROWN
September 22, 2007
damn cuzo its been almost a yr since god called u.we still have alot of unanswered questions. as u can c nik nik havin babies not 1 but 2 we wish u waz here czo missin u lyke hell he a daddy of a lil gurl cortajia he is a good dad he also makin sure your legecy lives on well i gotta go i luv u cuzo
destini vinson
September 2, 2007
LAKESHA SHANE RUCKER AN DAVID JEFF RUCKER BEEN A FAM SINCE FEB. 25 2002. THEN THEY BROUGHT A LITTLE GIRL IN TO THE WORLD DAVAJHIA MIAIR RUCKER YOUNG DZO THEY LOOK JUST A LIKE SHE WAS BORN OCT.10 2003. FOR THOSE WHO READ THIS OCT.7 2007 WE WILL BE HAVING A WALK FOR THE DZO HOLIDAY CONTACT 330-459-5069
LAKESHA RUCKER
July 19, 2007
D-zo diz Brandi i miss u i wish u was still here to place me in the right direction.. u were the one that made me go to school if it wasnt for u mann i wud not be going i thank u for what u did for me u tough me how to be a a educated and smart person fa real mann u the one who got me out of trouble all the time if it wasnt for u i wud ne in ODYS fa real cuz i did have a case mann i miss u wit all my heart i luv u i wish u were here mann wordz cant decribe how much i miss u bro I LUV U and your mom raised a good respectful young mann..I LUV U BRO
BRANDI BROWN
December 1, 2006
DAIVD IM SORRY I DIDNT GET TO SAY GOODBYE TO U AND I NEED U TO COME BACK TO ME A.S.A.P DAIVD I REALLY NEED U AND IF WAS THERE WOULDN'T NONE OF THIS WOULD OF HAPPEND TOO U. I MISSIN U EVERY-DAY AND EVERY-MINUTE U IS GONE WIT OUT ME DAVID.WHY DID U LEAVE ME,YOUR CHILDREN,AND CZO AND EVERY-BODY ELSE THAT LOVE U.


SO LOVE ALWAYZ AND FOREVER,SHAINCE
SHAINCE LITTLE
November 1, 2006
IT WAS SAD TOO SEE YOU GO BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE!!!I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH!!!MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!
REST IN PEACE
Raven Finney
October 31, 2006
Sorry for your lost.David sure was a child of God and a blessing to know.He always had a smile on and kept every one around him very happy to know him.I dont know your pain but I do wish you all hope and my prayers.RIP David
Charnette Bartee
October 30, 2006
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS TAWONE AND FAMILY YOU HAVE MA CONDOLENCES.
DANIELLE GIBSON
October 25, 2006
I knew David from when he lived in Massillon for a few months. All of us here send our deepest sympathy and regrets and have the family in our prayers. He possessed so much potential, it hurts to see that we don't get to be blessed with him in our lives any longer.
Mr. Singleton
October 19, 2006
TO David: I Wish I could have ben there by your side when god choose to take you home. We were their for each other when No one else was their for us. God choose to take you home for a reason but you are in a better place now. Everyone that you came in contact with you had an impact on. Thank you for always pushing me to go to school. Now that you are gone Im still holding my head up high and Im doing what you told me to do which was to graduate high school. That what Im doing this is my last year.

Im sorry for your lost Rucker Family I now how you feel David was like a big brother to me
Donnalyn Youngblood
October 18, 2006
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE BUT KEEP YOUR HEAD UP GOD BLESS
CHARMEANYA FRANKLIN
October 16, 2006
I'm so sorry for your loss,I was just with David a couple of weeks ago and never in a million years did I think his life would end like this but now that he's gone he will forever be missed my condolences goes out to his entire family. Love Cherrelle Chambliss & Brianna Travis
Cherrelle Chambliss
October 16, 2006
To the Rucker Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. God bless you all through this difficult time.
Renee Wilson (Idley)
October 15, 2006
to the rucker , i'am so sorry about your loss, i met your son and he was such a sweetheart. your son was good friends with my son lil stimey . may god bless you in your time of need.stay strong.your son is watching over you and your family.
ms.cozy
October 13, 2006
To the family of this young man, may the Lord be with you and your family in your time of need. To the mother, words can't express what you are feeling or what you may feel later on down the line, but as a mother of 5 boys, two who are gone home with the Lord, I truly feel your pain. Be strong, continue to have faith and know that your loved one is at home serving the Lord now.
unknown
October 13, 2006
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

The Finney Family
October 13, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
sheila farrey/ wimley
October 13, 2006
Jeff,we have you in our prayers. We love you. Alecia, Tony & T.J
Alecia Edding
October 13, 2006
LaKesha, Davajhia,
Sorry I cannot be there with you right now when its needed most, but stay strong and I love you both.

We love you,

Love Timmesha, DyAnnae, and Aaron Jr.

Rucker Family: The Farrey family will keep you in our prayers...sorry for your lost.
Timmesha Farrey
October 13, 2006
D.J WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST YOU'RE AT REST NOW .
THOMAS GURLEY
October 13, 2006
R.I.P Cuzzio' I really didn't know you like that but you and my brother(Ronelle) was,cool and I know someone that loves you deeply, and I will look out for thatperson.
McAlister, Day'Shawn
October 12, 2006
The bridges family would like to extend there prayers and hopes to the family keep the hope because you will see him again one day
Bridges
October 12, 2006
Tanekia Liner
October 12, 2006
May you rest in peace David.
I love you Your Aunt
Tanekia
Tanekia Liner
October 12, 2006
Tawonne I love you and all my nieces and nephews with all my heart I mean words can't express the love that I have for all of you and I am so sorry that I couldn't make it to Ohio when you really needed me the most. But you best to believe that you guys are in my prayer and may God continue to bless you and my nieces and nephew. And you keep your head up baby. And keep your eyes open because I'll be there when you least expect me. I love you baby and my nieces and nephews. Love Yall
Neka
Tanekia Liner
October 12, 2006
I am so sorry for your lost..May God Bless you!
TyNeeka Clark
October 12, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006


DIANA POWE
October 12, 2006
erika white
October 12, 2006
Our deepest sympathy go out to Lakesha, Davaashia, Tawanna and her family. May you cherish all of your fondest moments and memories. David is and always will be a lifetime special part of your lives. Love be with you Kesha, Davaasha, Tawanna and family. Love your Auntie Diana & Eric
DIANA POWE
October 12, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006


B. ROBINSON
October 12, 2006
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Bethany Robinson
October 12, 2006
R.I.P.DEZLE MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN TIME OF NEED. YOU WILL B MISSED TRUELY BY ALL. I LOVE U
MARINA FRENCH
October 12, 2006
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

Marina French
October 12, 2006
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
jasmine/nasiya/buzz/boomer/tawanda
October 12, 2006
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!I AM SO SORRY DAT U HAD 2 GO DIS WAY DAVID BOY I CAN NOT STOP CRYIN CUZ I MISS YOU VERY MUCH AN I KNOW HOW YO SISTERS AN YO BORTHER FEEL SO I WILL JUST PRAY FO YO FAMILY AN LOVE U MUCH AN YO FAMILY 2 CUZ I WAZ A VERY GOOD FRIENDS WIT YO SISTER BT I LOVE YALL VERY MUCH AN REST IN PEACE
DEONA ROSS
October 12, 2006
Its hard believing that your not here i just seen you i don't know what i am going to do i miss you so much and i will never forget you love always
ARIN
Arin Fields
October 12, 2006
TAWONNE WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS WHAT I FEEL FOR YOU AND THE KIDS.I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I LOVE YOUR KIDS AS I LOVE MY OWN AND I WISH I COULD BE THE FOR YOU IN THE FLESH.REMEMBER YOU CAN CALL ON ME FOR ANYTHING.I AM NOW AND ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU.
LOVE ALWAYS,
GENEVA JOHNSON/KIDS
GENEVA JOHNSON
October 12, 2006
I am very sorry for the lost and I'll pray for your family and I send my deepest condolences to everyone
She'Monique McAdory
October 12, 2006
DAVID WAS A COOL/FUN PERSON TOO BE AROUND...HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH AND ALWAYS HAD TOLD ME WHEN HE SEEN ME THAT THE STREETS WASN'T WHERE A GIRL LIKE ME SHOULD BE...AND NOW I SEE WHAT HE MEANT...HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY EVERYONE AND OUR COMMUNITY WE'LL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT DAVID RUCKER...MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY...MUCH LOVE JESSIKA
JESSIKA DIXON-POLK
October 12, 2006
Now, have escaped from all worldly suffering,pain,worries you are
now free of all your problems,
And will no longer have to live through this world's cruelty, misery,distress, pain and hardship. for you shall b at peace now.to family i'm loss for word's but don't blame yourself and i'm sorry love your auntie rita
Rita Landfair
October 12, 2006
Its kinda hard to believe someone you know have gone.....I just saw him a few weeks ago...When I heard about what happened....I was like man are you serious.....He gone to a better place....Our family send out our love.....You can't replace him but we will always remember him
Tiffany, Brittany, and Tianna
October 12, 2006
WE ARE PRAYING FOR AND YOUR FAMILY.I KOWN YOU LOVED HIM BUT GOD LOVED HIM MORE CAUSE GOD DID NOT MAKE NO MISTAKE.I LOVE YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY WE ARE ONE YOUR KIDS ARE MY KIDS AND MY KIDS ARE YOUR KIDS DAVIS WAS MY GODSON AND I LOVE HIM. WITH LOVE ALWAY CISSA AND MOUSE AND PEANUT DRUMMOND.
CISSA DRUMMOND
October 12, 2006
SORRY OF YOUR LOSE,BUT GOD DID NOT MAKE NO MISTAKE. HE ALLWAY TAKE THE BEST.WE WILL KEPP YOU IN PRAY,AND LOOK TO THE HILL WHICH COME YOUR STRENGHT. YOUR TRULY THE DRUMMOND FAMILY.
BETTY DRUMMOND
October 12, 2006
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Sandra-Benny Malone
October 12, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Lanelle scurry
October 12, 2006
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.
JAMEAH JOHNSON
October 12, 2006
To the Beasley,Rucker,&Travis family, I will continue to pray for all of us. Always look to the Lord to help you through this.Tawonne, You know I love you!!
Kristen Travis-Bryant
October 12, 2006
sorry for the lost, and i will b there 100% when yall need me
Cartier Fitch
October 12, 2006
WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. SORRY WE COULDN'T BE AT YOUR HOME GOING BUT KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU AND OUR HEARTS ARE THERE WITH THE FAMILY. HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE THAT WE ALL PRAY TO MAKE IT TO SOME DAY. LOVE YOU DJ. LOVE YOU JEFF. FRM EVIE, AUNT NITA, NEIGDRULL, JOBRIA AND FAMILY.
EVITA RUCKER
October 12, 2006
We are so sorry for your lost..May GOD bless you in this time of sorrow.
Donna Clay/Kids
October 12, 2006
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Rhoden Memorial Home
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