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Darrell Gates Rucker

Darrell Gates Rucker, 74, of Mount Holly, NC, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on September 1, 2018.

Darrell is survived by his wife Janice, of 38 years, daughter Miranda (Cody) Havens, sisters, Wanda Rucker and Marie (Doug) Huddleston, granddaughter, Isabella Havens, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. Darrell was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.

Darrell loved sports, especially football, and the outdoors. He spent his free time watching various sports games on TV, planning his yearly hunt with BITWA, gardening, and building bird houses. Darrell was always there to help friends and family with whatever they needed.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Holly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darrell’s honor to:

Back in the Woods Again

1519 Winfred Brady Road

Bennett, NC 27208






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My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Darrell. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories that you share and those that you keep close to your hearts. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the GOD of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of our loved ones that we have lost in death, and they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God's promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I have personally found very comforting information on jw.org.

Jackie R Sep 8 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to the Rucker family and friends for the loss of your loved one Darrell. Very soon Jesus Christ will call the loved ones we have lost in death will answer awakened from the sleep of death John 5:28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Sacramenta Landrum Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Darrell(Uncle Noddle Soup) as we called him, you will greatly be missed!!! We love you dearly! You gained your wings I have no doubt you and Mom have met up any many others that loved you,

Lois (Taylor) Lacy Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to you and your family!

Courtney Christopher Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

I am so glad I married such an amazing man. You were the greatest husband, father and grandfather that anyone could ever ask for. You were always telling us how much you loved us, and showering us with hugs and kisses. You will always be near us even if we don't see you. You will be with us even if you are far away. You will forever be in our hearts and in our thoughts and in our lives. "LOVE YOU FOREVER"

Janice Rucker Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss! Praying for your family during this difficult time !

Ameasha Robinson Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your lossto Janice and the Family

Roy and Pam Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

He will be missed by all who knew him but oh I can see him him running and shouting with his new body and that makes me smile. Love and prayers coming your way

Helen Tanner Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darrell Rucker

Miranda Havens Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM


DON CASTO Sep 3 2018 12:00 AM

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