RUCKER, Steven Lloyd

53 years old, passed on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Steven was born on February 5, 1968, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Robert Rucker and survived by his beautiful mother Betty Rucker (Brewer). preceded in death by his beloved grandmother Ms. Ruth Hubbard. Steven graduated from Dunbar High School and then followed his passion for music to Central State University. Steven was a proud crane operator and worked for South Florida Water Management.

Steven and his partner Donell have navigated this thing called life, with their children, for 16 years. Together they created the most incredible family. Dreams do come true.

Steven truly lived life to the fullest and was a wonderful caregiver. His smile was infectious, and his laugh was amazing. Family was everything to him. He was a dedicated and loving son. He loved the Knicks and Tupac. But most of all he loved his sons, he was happiest when he was with them and so proud to be their pops.

Loving father of Steven II (Jonika), Robert, Vincent and Sean.

Proud grandfather of Brookelynne, Steven III and Ryan.

Brother of Portia Baker, Robin James, Ronald Rucker, Ronda Inman (Brian), Christal Coleman, and Kimberly Yates


Further survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vern Rucker, Joe Tims and Reggie Jackson, you were his ride or die…thank you.

We love you Steven with all of our hearts and you will be missed.
Published by Dayton Daily News on Aug. 18, 2021.
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Rest well cousin. I am truly going to miss you. I will forever cherish our memories of growing up together
Lisa Gray
August 21, 2021
Big sorry to hear this, bro. I´ll forever cherish the memories we shared in music. You´re missed, and loved. My condolences to the Rucker family.
Jazzy Harris
August 20, 2021
For the Short Time We Knew Each Other Steve (Big Steve) was a True Beacon of Light and I Will Miss Him Dearly His Sons was His Highlights we sat and Talked about Them For Hours... Farewell My Friend
Ransford Jones
August 20, 2021
I'm still in shock about Steven, he was such a good man and brother-in-law. I suppose that GOD wanted another angel to sit at his right hand side.
Wm. Brian Inman
August 20, 2021
Mr. Steven, Was an awesome individual, kind & respectful most importantly selfless.. you´ll be missed my friend..
Joubert Dorleus
August 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing. Prayers for Donell and family.
Maura Farrell Miller
August 19, 2021
It is so hard to see this. We were brothers in high school and at the beginning of our lives. The hardest part is when you lose time that you can never get back. It Hurts even more when your reminded of that love because the person you love is gone. Family though you may not know me or remember me just know he was family to me I'm devastated by this. Please if there is any arrangements made to celebrate his life I would love to be there. Love you all with the love of christ . Raleigh Thornton Jr (Pastor) R. T. D. Ministries Trotwood Ohio
Raleigh Thornton
August 19, 2021
I am so sorry for you and your family Donell. Cherish the beautiful memories of your life together.
Karen Tuminski
August 19, 2021
Gonna miss my friend we share a lot 2 gether
Tommy Horace
August 19, 2021
Cousin Steve... gone but never forgotten! You will forever remain in our hearts. Love you, cousin. Darrick, Teresa, Joe, and Shelley
Shelley Tims Grant
August 18, 2021
To the Rucker family my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Steve was a wonderful man and a great father. The will be truly missed. Praying for all of you.
Jacque Brown Fisher
August 18, 2021
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