Jamie Blake “Jim” Rucker

Jamie Blake “Jim” Rucker

Birth
Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Apr 2014 (aged 82)
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 128200855 · View Source
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Jim B Rucker, 82, of Sandia St., passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Landsun Health Service Center. West Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Funeral services are pending at this time.


Published by West Funeral Home on April 19, 2014Jim B.Rucker, 82, of Carlsbad passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Landsun Health Service Center.

Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (June 8) at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Boyd officiating. Cremation has taken place and services are under the direction of West Funeral Home.

Jamie "Jim" Blake Rucker was born to the late John C. and Mabel (Speer) Rucker on May 1, 1931, in Harlingen, Texas.

He graduated from high school in Pryor, Oklahoma, in 1948.

In 1953, Jim earned a BS in Commerce (with an emphasis in Marketing) from Oklahoma A & M University, now named Oklahoma State University.

He married the late Mary Ann Adams in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on April 8, 1955. They lived together in Florida where he served in the US Air Force and Oklahoma before settling in Carlsbad in 1958.

Jim was an avid music lover and particularly enjoyed opera and classical music, including playing piano himself.

He loved dogs - including his Wheaton Terrier, Roxie, and many Collies that he bred and showed. He loved bridge and achieved a Life Master designation. He was a member of the Carlsbad Community Theatre and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by sons: Dave Rucker of Parkland, FL and Kevin Rucker of Coppell, TX; sister, Sue Webb of Lubbock, TX and five grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Landsun Caring Hands Fund.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jamie Blake “Jim” Rucker (1 May 1931–18 Apr 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 128200855, citing Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Mackey-Byrum (contributor 47126238) .