John Robert Rucker

November 21, 1930November 5, 2018

Memorial Services celebrating the life of John Robert Rucker 87 of Palm Coast will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, and Palm Coast. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. Mr. Rucker, A former Police Officer in New York City, Passed away on November 5, 2018 in Florida Hospital Flagler. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Afro-American Cultural Society and had the distinction of being the First Afro-American Basketball Player to sign a contract with the NY Knick. Mr. Rucker was an army veteran and enjoyed playing golf and all sports. Surviving are three sons, Daryle Rucker and his wife Felice of Palm Coast, Douglas Rucker and his wife Louise of Texas, and John Rucker and his fiancée Mashell Webster of Orlando FL, a special daughter, April “Nicky” Bradford, grandchildren, Jamel Rucker, Jourdan Rucker, Tyrell James, Tiffany Griffin, Danasia Willams and Danesia Williams, Tamika Rucker Waters, Dominic Rucker, Terrance Rice and Alisa Webb and five great grandchildren, Malyk, Sabrena, Deshawn, Makayla Williams and Marcus Williams. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home


  • Visitation-Saturday Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Memorial Services Sunday--St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Palm Coast Sunday, November 18, 2018

John Robert Rucker

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John Cervo

November 9, 2018

I was really sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I've only talk to him a couple times when he was with you in the parking lot of Bell Chem. He came across to me as a very nice and gracious man. I know that you would have liked him to be around for many more years, but he did live much longer than most and you should be grateful for all those years that you were able to spend time with him. Loosing a father is always very difficult, especially when you were very close to him. I pray for God's comfort to you and your family in weeks to come.
John Cervo