Jimmie Rucker

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jimmie Lee Rucker, Sr., 76, of Blytheville, passed from this life Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was born in Shady Grove, Virginia and was a member of the Holland Baptist Church in Holland, Missouri.

Jimmie served his country and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He then served his community faithfully. Jimmie was a paramedic with Great River Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, Mississippi County Hospital, and Chickasawba Hospital for 35 years. He was also a former firefighter and fire chief at Gosnell, and a Mississippi County Deputy Coroner for many years. In his "spare" time Jimmie loved to read, shoot, fish, and do woodwork.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rubye Kelley Rucker, his parents, Henry and Georgianna (Wheeler) Rucker, and son-in-law, Patrick McCarty.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim McCarty and Lynne Rucker, both of Blytheville;

One son, Jimmie Rucker, Jr. of Tulsa;

Four brothers, Henry Rucker of McRoberts, Ky., John Thomas Rucker, Eddie Loyd and Junior Loyd all of Madison Heights, Va;

Four sisters, Margaret "Ducky" Johnson of Louisville, Ky., Wanda Walker of N.C., Joyce Stewart of McRoberts, Ky., and Mona Hall of Pekin, Ind.;

Five grandchildren, Richard Doucette, Alicia Thompson, Timothy Doucette, Zachary Dearen, Kirsten Rucker; and

Nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Dunavant officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, Missouri. The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cobbfuneralhome.com