John L. Rucker

June 20, 1923November 15, 2012

Rucker, John L., 89, born June 20, 1923 passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He was a World War II Army veteran. First employed with Davis Westholt 1945-48, Swallow Aircraft 1948-56 and retired General Foreman at Beech Aircraft after 30 years. Mr. Rucker was a Scout Master Cub and Boy Scout Troop 791 from 1958 thru 1963. Preceded in death by parents Ben and Lena Rucker, sisters Flora Carter, Henrette Smallwood, brothers Bill Rucker, Frank Rucker, granddaughter Amy McDonald and grandson Johnny Rucker. Survived by wife Dorothy C. Rucker, sons Jimmy (Dorothy) Rucker of Peabody, KS, Jerry (Mary) Rucker of Wichita, daughter Debra (Mark) Beyer of Ava, MO, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter, brother Edward (Mary Ann) Rucker, sister Florence (J.B.) Mayginnes. Funeral service is 1:00 pm Monday, Nov. 19 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Resthaven Mortuary.


  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012

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Debbie K Rucker-Beyer

November 17, 2016

4 yrs have gone by so very fast daddy. I miss you all the time. I have kept my promise to you to stay close to momma and help her. well daddy I am.... I love going over and helping her do all sorts of different things. and I love the talks we have when Im there momma only wishes you would talk to her also. She Loves and Misses you every day.... but knows you will be together again. I always said when I grew up I wanted to be just like my momma well daddy NO ONE can fill those shoes. I stay with her as often as I can ... Please come to momma in her dreams .... she loves it when you do... just do it more often....we miss you so much...

Shannon Crouch

November 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers to the Rucker clan. We only knew John for a short time, we were happy to have his and Dorothy's friendship. Thanks for putting up so many pictures. They are wonderful. We will keep John and the family in our prayers.

Stacey Rucker

November 20, 2012

Grandpa John will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with all touched by his passing & especially Grandma Rucker. I feel your pain.

Diana Austin

November 19, 2012

Sorry for Your loss. Our Prayers are with all of the Family

November 19, 2012

Dorothy, I will truly miss John. You know I loved to tease him. He was the KING of bargains and coupons. Always steared me in the right direction for the best deals. His life inpacted so many and I was privleged to know him. You know I am here, if I can help in anyway. My prayers are with you Dorothy.

Margie McFrederick

Tim Eppoerson

November 19, 2012

What an incredible man. His legacy is his family and the principles he taught of thrift and duty to nation. He will be missed but will always be a part of our families love. Prayers for Dorthy, his kids and family.

Gary & Tish Sessions

November 19, 2012

May the Lord strengthen you in this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Virgie Scott

November 19, 2012

RIP Uncle John Our prays are with your famaily. You sure will be missed love you, coupon man from your neice Virgie Scott (Rucker) And family Mom and the boys.