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William Charles Rucker, Sr.
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Obituary for William Charles Rucker, Sr.

William Charles Rucker Sr., 62 of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Golden Hill Healthcare Center in Milford, CT surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi., he moved to Bridgeport in 1959 and entered the Bridgeport School System, graduating from Harding High School (Class of '74). He had an outgoing spirit and enjoyed listening to the Blues, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and close friends.

William was predeceased by his mother, Pearline Gaddis Rucker, brothers Willie Louis Rucker Jr., (Knight Train), Calvin Rucker, and sister Doreen Thomas.

He leaves to cherish his memory his lifelong partner Marcella Boyd of Bridgeport, (six children): four daughters, Lea Freeman of Greensboro, NC , Kizzie (Torre) Green of Torrington, LaSandra Jones and Otelia (James) Harris of Bridgeport, two sons, William Rucker Jr., of Stratford and Lamont Rucker of New Jersey; his father Willie L. Rucker Sr., of North Carolina; five sisters Kathy (Gerard) Carter, Patricia Rucker of New Orleans, LA, Lillie Pearl Rucker of Dallas, TX, Trina Rucker and Camille Hatchell of Jacksonville ,NC; two brothers Jody Rucker of Fayetteville, NC and Gregory Rucker of Jacksonville, NC; 19 grandchildren & best friend for over 40 yrs. Gerald Woods of Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. at East End Baptist Tabernacle Church, 548 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. A viewing will take place from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment is private.


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Visitation

Friday

3

Mar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
East End Baptist Tabernacle Church

548 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Service

Friday

3

Mar

11:00 AM
East End Baptist Tabernacle Church

548 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

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