Memorial Visitation for Mrs. Mary N. Rucker, 71, of Kilgore will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel. Mary passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Longview. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mary was born on August 15, 1945 in Kilgore. She was the daughter of the late Henry Walker and Lottie and John J. Vaughn. Mary was a lifelong resident of the Kilgore area and she was a 1963 graduate of Kilgore High School and also attended and graduated from Kilgore College. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Kilgore. Mary worked as a bookkeeper. She had worked for Kilgore Ceramics, Pak-Sher, Merritt Tool and retired from Talley Oil Company. Her family will remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years, Frank Rucker of Kilgore; daughters, Vicki O’Neal and Tony Williams of Kilgore; daughter, Patti Rucker of Kilgore; grandsons, Christopher Doyle O’Neal of Huntsville and Johnathan O’Neal Rucker and wife Bry of Davenport, Iowa; great-granddaughter, Ember A. Rucker; great-grandson, Hayden Blayne O’Neal; mother-in-law, Mae Rucker; brother, Foy Walker and wife Lek; sisters, Jackie Rucker and Charlotte Vickers; sisters-in-law, Sissy Walker, Margie Manning and husband, Roger, and Marsha Bradford and husband Travis; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Joseph Walker, father-in-law Johnny Rucker and brother-in-law John O’Neal Rucker.