James Edward Rucker Sr. of Lynchburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. James was the son of the late Joseph Rucker and Mamie Rucker. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Margaret Smith; one daughter, Irene Marie Horsley; one sister, Mamie E. McDaniel; and four uncles, George Smith, Dealy Smith, Ray Smith, and Frank Smith. James was a member of Timothy Baptist Church. He was a member of Vans Unlimited Van Club and also a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. James was employed by Lynchburg Ready Mix for many years. He leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters, Brenda Horsley of Lynchburg Va., Coretta Thurman of Buena Vista, Va., Tina Thurman and Tina Word, of both, Lynchburg; two sons, James Rucker Jr. and Jessie Rucker, both of Lynchburg; two extended family members, Alfred Horsley and Freddie Horsley, both of Lynchburg; three brothers, Otha Rucker, of Lowesville, Va., Steve Rucker, of Monroe, Va., and Donell Rucker ( Shirley), of Lynchburg; two sisters, Alberta Waugh (William) of Madison Heights, and Bernice Rucker (David) of Lynchburg; one special aunt, Cordine Rose of Madison Heights; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Timothy Baptist Church, in Amherst with the Rev. Warren Napier, officiating and the Rev. James Johnson, eulogist. The interment will be held in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Davis-Turner Funeral Service from 6 until 7 p.m. Service of comfort rendered by Davis-Turner Funeral Service.

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