OBITUARY

Darius Isaiah Rucker

July 14, 1997February 5, 2021

Darius Isaiah Rucker AKA "King Darius" became our guardian angel at the age of 23, unexpectedly passing in his sleep in his Pacific Beach, CA home on Friday, February 5, 2021. Darius is survived by his Mother, Christina Marie, Brother & Sister, Jaeden & Nyah Moore, as well as his Father, David Rucker & twin brothers, Ian and Quinn Rucker. Darius is also survived by the love of his life, Jessica Chadwick & hundreds of dear friends & family worldwide. Darius was born on July, 14, 1997 in San Diego, CA. Growing up Darius was active in church youth groups, volunteered in his community, played Pop Warner football, MMA Boxing and was on the high school swim team and lettered in the sport. Darius also resided in Naples, Italy with his family for two years. He was a history buff, loved Greek Mythology & playing battle video games. He also loved everything Star Wars ever since he was a toddler -current. Darius' favorite past times were jet skiing, surfing, spending time at the beach, eating gelato and sorbet, traveling the world and spending time with his family and friends. Darius graduated from El Camino High School, Oceanside, CA in 2015. He was a Legoland Lifeguard for 4 years simultaneously. Darius also attended Mira Costa College for one year, while working for Nike in Sales. He then became an Entrepreneur, started his own business and hired all of his friends as his employees in which they ran together for the past 3 years. Darius was a true philanthropist at heart, giving 60% of his earnings and belongings to his family, friends & others in need. He was a generous, selfless, genuine soul. Darius' most admirable quality was the capacity in which he loved his family & friends with every ounce of his heart unconditionally. Darius' lay to rest service will be held on February 27, 2021 at Eternal Hills, Oceanside, CA, officiated by Bishop Terrell Fletcher of The City Of Hope International Church, San Diego, CA. Darius' Celebration of Life will be held following the services at Buccaneer Beach Park/Cassidy Beach, Oceanside, CA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Darius. The family would like to thank the San Diego Police Department and Medical Examiner for their compassion, efforts & dedication in their attempt to save Darius' life. Additionally, the family appreciates all of the flowers, donations, visits and phone calls they have received in support during this time of loss.

Darius may no longer be with us on this earth, however, his light and love continue to live within each and every one of us forever. Make it count!

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Celebration fo Life

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

Memories

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Josh Miller

February 27, 2021

Darius and I both started working t Nike together at the same time. I had just moved to California from Ohio and didn’t have any friends yet. As we started working I thought “this dude is crazy, we are super different.” But he became not only a friend, but more like a brother to me. When we worked together it was like we weren’t even working because we goofed off so much. He was the type of person that would give ANYBODY the shirt off his back. I was going through a hard time in my life and Darius made sure to always be there to help me through it. He was there when I had no one. I will always remember Darius and will think of him daily. My condolences for his family and friends as he will be missed by so many people. I love you brother.

sierra rene

February 23, 2021

I’ve never thought i’d have to make this post. Darius Isaiah Rucker... I dont know where to even start. i’ve never had a better bestfriend. for the last 10 years you’ve been my rock, my life support, the friend always ready to wipe my tears and tell me I can get through anything. your family is so special to me and I will never stop hurting from this. darius was the most selfless human i’ve ever met, and I truly mean SELFLESS. he would give the clothes off his back to anyone he saw in need. it’s not fair to lose someone so special, but I believe he will be the greatest guardian angel to me and my son jaxon. we love you uncle D. saturday will be so hard, but i know you’ll be there with us. I can hear your goofy laugh everytime I close my eyes and feel your smile from across any room i’m in. you radiate the greatest energy and although you aren’t physically here with us, we will all carry that with us. so thank you. thank you for the 10 years of love, thank you for the laughs, the memories, the tears from heavy belly laughter. thank you for bringing nyah, j and christina into my life. merlot will miss you. we will all miss you 🥺🤍 I love you so much. forever and always

Paulina DeHaan

February 23, 2021

(continued) Darius is the light that many needed in dark times, even when he was going through things himself. And that was just one part of the many great qualities Darius had to offer. My condolences go out to his family and his friends and I am praying for everyone’s healing.

Paulina DeHaan

February 23, 2021

Darius never fell short of an extraordinary person. Darius and I became co workers at Nike and that is where our friendship started. I noticed the type of person he was right away; giving, humorous, pure hearted and I knew this was the type of person I wanted in my life. There was a year I was going through a hard time financially and needed a way to make money. Darius found ways to help me try to work for him, even if it was the smallest task that he could essentially do himself. I knew I wasn’t a big fit for his company, but I remember him brainstorming ideas for me to help him in some sort of way to get any type of compensation. I ended up not taking him up on his offer, but it showed me his character right off the bat. We just started to become friends and he was willing to go out of his way to help someone he didn’t know well. After we both left Nike, we remained active friends in each of our lives. Our friendship was the type of friendship that stayed the same even if we hadn’t talked for weeks. Our lives were very different, going at such a fast rate after we no longer worked with one another. But Darius still found time to check in on me. I remember one day I was walking into Whole Foods and Darius called me just to chat and say hi. I was laughing so hard during our conversation, that after I hung up the phone I remember thinking to myself that our friendship was such a unexpected one, but nonetheless one of the ones I wanted to have in my life forever. Although Darius might not be physically on earth, I do still feel his presence. I feel it in my heart and I know he is with me and everyone else who loves him. There will never be another Darius as he was truly one of a kind. I will continue to text Darius and update him on life and let him know how much I miss him. And though I pray to see his face pop up on my phone in the middle of a Saturday night when I am sleeping, I know he is closer to me now than he ever has been before.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY