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.