Bobby E. Rucker of Campbellsville, the son of the late Thurman and Ina (Coontz) Rucker, was born December 15, 1934 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on December 22, 2021 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital. He was 87 years of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Early’s Chapel United Methodist Church, a retired iron worker, a farmer, a carpenter and a certified welder.
He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Marines.
He served 26 years on the RECC Board of Directors and was a 50 year member of the Pitman Masonic Lodge Lodge #124 and was a member of a saddle club.
Bobby enjoyed riding horses. He had a green thumb and would start plants and give them away. He could do anything he set his mind to. He was considered a home and garden engineer to his family and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: David Allen Rucker in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years: Shirley (Isaacs) Rucker; a sister: Carolyn St. Clair; three brothers: Joe Rucker, Johnny Rucker and Raymond Rucker; a grandson: Jonathan Nicholas Rucker and Heather; a great-granddaughter: Braylie Rucker and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Bobby E. Rucker will be Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Brookside Cemetery.
Bro. Mark Price and Bro. Robert Morris will be officiating.
Family requests visitation after 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday until time for the service.