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Darrell Gene Rucker, Sr.

January 10, 1949 - April 20, 2020

Darrell Gene Rucker, Sr., age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Born in Berrytown, WV on January 10, 1949, he was a son of the late Howard Gill and Lorene Rucker. Darrell worked for Bells Plumbing Supply for 20 years. Following his retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at the VA Hospital. Darrell found great pleasure spending time on the farm, Elly Mae’s Place. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Darrell will always be remembered as a selfless individual.

In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Rucker. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Debra L. Rucker; children, Steven Gwinn (Elizabeth), Darrell G. Rucker, Jr. (Kathleen), Michael Rucker (Melissa) and Angela Rucker (Kevin); siblings, Edward Rucker and Virginia Lightle; grandchildren, Brittany, Antonio, Charles, Elena “Elly Mae” and Meeka; and great granddaughter, Korra.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darrell’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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9 Condolences for Darrell Gene Rucker, Sr.

  • HI DEBBIE’
    I AM VERY SORRY OF DARREL PASSING WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM HAD HE BEEN SICK FOR AWHILE OR A HEART ATTACK.
    WE HAD GOOD TIMES WHEN WE WERE YOUNG .

  • He will be dearly missed and remembered as a carrying individual who would be there to help others at a time of need.
    May he Rest In Peace
    Love, Mr & Mrs. Barone

  • TO DEBBIE & FAMILY ,I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF DARRELL PASSING AWAY . YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.KEEP IN TOUCH.

  • U will be missed love u

  • Debbie, I am praying for you and your family that you have peace and comfort in your time of loss. Darrell was a wonderful man, I enjoyed all of our family visits. RIP, UNCLE DARRELL you will be missed.

  • So very sorry for your lost, may God heal your broken heart.

  • As your neighbor it is such a pleasure to see your smiling faces.and know each and every member of it.we pray that God will continue to mend the Hearts in grieving.love the Tyners .God Bless you all.

  • We love you all! Sending virtual hugs and wishing we could be there to hold you.
    All my best belly laughs I owe to Uncle Darrell!!
    <3

  • My condolences to Darrell’s loved ones. He was a good customer/friend for about 15 years. He always had a smile for me when he came in. Even when car troubles came and it wasn’t going his way. He loved his family ferociously especially his grandkids. He’d sit in the office sometimes for close to an hour trading pictures and talking about them with me. He will be sorely missed.