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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

Billie Faye (Allman) Rucker

6 July, 192415 May, 2020
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Funeral Services for Billie Faye Rucker, 95, of Killeen will be 10am Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen, Internment will at the Killeen City Cemetery at 11:00am (open to the public). Mrs. Rucker died peacefully May 15, 2020 where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law. She was born at home on July 6, 1924 in Elijah Community to T.J. (Jeff) and Margaret Allman. Her family bought land in the Clear Creek Community where the whole family raised and picked the cotton. She attended Clear Creek School, grades 1-12 in the same building. Billie and husband H.F. built together a floor covering business and additionally built apartments as another source of income. Billie was an excellent seamstress making clothes for family, friends, twirler costumes, and vests for organizations. They loved to attend Astro and Ranger games following famous Pitcher Nolan Ryan. After H.F. passed away in 1998, Billie traveled with Tom and Patricia to various places as well with Martha. Billie was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Killeen, A member of The Navigator’s Sunday School Class as well as the senior member of Son n Fun small group ministry. She loved her church family dearly. She married her husband H.F. Rucker Jr. August 31, 1945. They had three children Martha Rucker (Art) (deceased), Patricia Vassaur (Tom), and Royce Rucker (Patti), beloved grandchildren: Bill Turner (Tiffany), Tami Barclay (Trever), Dusty Ham (Lonnie), Amanda Dockrey, Jeri Dockrey, beloved great-grandchildren: Tyler Turner(Kaylynn), Mackenzy Turner, Keeley Ham, Kade Barclay, Chelsie Dockrey, Emma Barclay, and Zach Dockrey, cherished nieces and nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents J.T. and Margret Allman, sblings, Henry Allman, Ione, Vick, Vera Cook, Dora Cannon, Doris Edwards and Norris Allman. Visitation (open to the public) will be 6-8pm Monday May 18, 2020 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, where social distancing will be followed. Mask are encouraged but not provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Billie to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3501 E. Elms Rd, Killeen, Texas 76542

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Monday, 18 May , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 19 May , 2020

  • Public Burial

    Tuesday, 19 May , 2020

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Sharon Crawford(Kilpatrick)

18 May 2020

Prissy, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers to you and all of the family.

Wanda Langford

18 May 2020

My condolences to the family. Ms. Rucker was a very gracious lady and I am glad I got to know her.
Love, Wanda Langford

John Norman

18 May 2020

I always thought the world of Billie Faye. She was one of the kindest, sweetest "moms" around back when I was a kid. I know she will be missed by all her knew her.

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