March 2, 1941 - July 23, 2019
Jim was a loving man of faith, quirky and unique, and his GREATEST pride and joy was his family. He is survived by his wife Julie of 55 years. Jim and Julie have resided in Dallas since 1991. Jim leaves behind his youngest brother Douglas Rucker of Tulsa Oklahoma and 6 adored children: daughter Emily and Sid McClung, daughter Jennifer and John Davern, son David and Stephanie Rucker, son Daniel and Hannah Rucker, daughter Cathy and Ryan Horstman, and son Tony and Heather Rucker. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren: Matthew, Zachary, Ella, William, Anna, Faith, Ciana, Drew, Emery, Sadie, Call, and Covee.
After he retired from 35 plus years in the oilfield, he was not short of hobbies. He spent his free timing golfing, tinkering under the hood of a car, painting, collecting art, pottery and things. His grandchildren will miss him in the audience of their events, on the putting green, painting and crosswords at the kitchen table and at the stove preparing his famous biscuits and gravy. Jim now rests peacefully in his makers’ loving arms and will be dearly missed by those he left behind.
Visitation – Tuesday, July 30 at 5pm – 7pm at Aria Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252
Funeral Mass – Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00am at All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, TX 75248. Directly followed by Military Honors at 12:00pm. And, a reception immediately following in the church hall.
*Casual Dress attire*
If you will be sending flowers for the service, please send them to All Saints Catholic Church at 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, TX 75248.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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