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James Weldon "Jim" Rucker, 91, of Terri St., Keyser, W.Va., died Sept. 19, 2017, at his residence.
Born April 5, 1926, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late George Edward Rucker and Ollie (Coakley) Rucker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia (Tasker) Rucker; a daughter, Constance Culp; and a son, Douglas McVay; a brother, George E. Rucker; and a sister, Mary Ann Edmond.
Mr. Rucker was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a co-owner of the former Village Card Shop in Keyser and former manager of People's Drug Store, Clinton. Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church, Boyce Houser Post 41, American Legion and lifetime member of VFW Post 6775, Queen's Point and Clinton VFD, Clinton.
He is survived by a son, David E. Rucker and Theresa L. Seaman; grandchildren, Justin Rucker, Jared Rucker, Jeremiah Rucker, Lisa Connor and husband, Bill, Christopher McVay and wife, Carolyn; great grandchildren, Billy Connor, Ashley Connor, Nichole McVay and Kyle McVay; a sister, Norma Curry and husband, Donald, of Vienna, Va.; a brother-in-law, Jack Tasker and wife, Tess; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special caregivers, Kathy Jenkins and Brenda White; and his faithful guardian dog, Velvet.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 32 N. Davis St., Keyser, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Shirley Reed Officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m .until service time at 2 p.m.
A private family committal service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Potomac Valley Hospice, 100 Pin Oak Lane, Keyser, WV 26726.
Condolences may be sent to the family after Mr. Rucker's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 29, 2017
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