Charles Ray Rucker Sr., 75, of Rutledge, went to be with the Lord 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.
Friends may pay their respects noon – 5 p.m., Friday, November 27 at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, November 28 at the funeral home with Greg Shelton and Rev. Leonard Dalton officiating. Graveside services will follow at Freedom’s Chapel Cemetery on Helton Road.
Arrangements by: Smith-Reagan Funeral Home