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W.I. Rucker, 93, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013)
He was a much-decorated veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army and achieving the rank of Sergeant. He served in New Guinea, Southern Philipines and Luzon and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars; the Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Kellyville Community Church in Adair County, KY. He was the widower of Helen Williams. He leaves 23 direct living descendants.
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W. I. Rucker, 93, of Campbellsville, KY died at 6:15amET, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Campbellsville.
The Funeral Service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, December 6, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Bro. Stanley Watson. Entombment will be in Brookside Mausoleum with full Military Honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.
W.I. Rucker, 93, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2013)
W. I. Rucker of Campbellsville was the son of the late Eugene D. Rucker and Alston Atchley Rucker. He was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, January 15, 1920. He died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 93 years, 10 months, and 20 days.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Kellyville Community Church.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army and achieving the rank of Sergeant. He served in New Guinea, Southern Philipines and Luzon and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars; the Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
He was a retired employee of McMahan Furniture in Campbellsville, KY
He united in marriage to Helen Williams October 16, 1948. She preceded him in death November 17, 1990.
He is survived by the following:
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Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.
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