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Charles Ray Rucker

March 16, 1945 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 75)

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Charles Ray Rucker Sr., age 75 of Rutledge, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at UT Medical Center.  He was a faithful and dedicated member of Freedom’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Kathleen Coffey Rucker; brother, David Rucker; niece, Carsetta Rucker; and several special aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Bonnie Jean Rucker;children, Charles Ray Rucker Jr. of Washburn, Kathleen Renee (Greg) Shelton, and Anthony Lynn Rucker, both of Rutledge; grandchildren, Melissa Renee (Kylor) DeBord, Elijah Ray Shelton and girlfriend Holly Phillips, and Haley Renee Nicole Rucker all of Rutledge; one great-grandson, William Jaxton DeBord also of Rutledge; sisters, Anita (Clifton) Harrell and Kathy Coffey of Thorn Hill; sister in law, Linda Rucker of Bean Station; uncle, Sam (Lena) Coffey of Thorn Hill; aunts, Mary Lou Coffey of Michigan, Edith Rucker of Corryton, and Mary Ratcliff of Knoxville, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Charlie Rucker, Larry Coffman, Mark Coffman, Howard Coffman, Chris Coffey, and Malcolm Beeler.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Stevie Coffey, Jeff Dalton, Darrell Dalton, and Clifton Harrell.

Friends my stop by Smith Reagan Funeral Home at their convenience on Friday, November 27, 2020, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday at Smith Reagan Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Smith Reagan Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Greg Shelton and Rev. Leonard Dalton officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Freedom’s Chapel Cemetery on Helton Road.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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November 27, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

November 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Service
November 28, 2020

11:00 AM

Graveside Service
November 28, 2020

12:00 PM

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