Bob L. Rucker, 80, of Monett, Mo., passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Rucker was born February 13, 1929 in Borrowsmill, Mo., the son of Wayne Arthur and Hazel Viola Clark Rucker. He was a carpenter for St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin and a member of Freedom Christian Center in Aurora, Mo.
He married Rosalle Mary Arnold on July 15, 1948 in Huntsville, Ala., and she survives.
Additional survivors include five sons, Bobby Rucker and wife, Jennifer, of Joplin, Mo., James Rucker and Kathy of Tinley Park., Ill., Joe Rucker and wife, Rochelle, of Republic, Mo., Randy Rucker and wife, Sue, of Monett, and Greg Rucker and wife, Elle, of Pittsburgh, Penn.; two daughters, Debbie Copanos and husband, Pete, of Clever, Mo., and Kitty Gill and husband, Larry, of Orland Park, Ill.; one brother, Darrell Rucker and wife, Faith, of Neosho, Mo.; one sister, Laree King, of Carthage, Mo.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2009 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Swillum officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Red Oak Cemetery near Miller, Mo. Visitation will follow after the service.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.