On September 25, 1960 a baby boy named Jerome Dell Rucker Jr., was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Gerome and Jimmie Rucker.
Dell was the second child of five children, he attended Tulsa Public Schools and finishing high school at Raymond S, McLain High School where he wrestled, played football and other sports. He later joined the Tulsa Job Corps. After completing Job Corps he joined the United States Army Reserves in 1979.
Del had lots of hobbies including watching the Dallas Cowboys on Sundays (his absolute Favorite past time! Don’t interrupt the game!) From an early age Dell was adventurous and loved learning new thing. He was a newspaper delivery man at an early age, raised dogs, horses, loved landscaping and loved to go for walks and dress to impress and never met a stranger!
During his life two children were born Delwayne and Delicia. He was truly a genuine example of love. He rededicated his life to Christ and had a love for the Lord and became an inspiration for those who needed Christ back in their lives.
Dell is proceeded in death by his mother and father, his grandparents and other family members. He leaves to cheris his son Delwayne Rucker and his wife Jessica, of Bixby Oklahoma and Delicia Scott of Memphis, Tennessee. Two sisters Charlotte Capers and husband Jeffery, Regina Rucker both of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two brothers Kevin Rucker and wife Toni of Idabel, Oklahoma and Gerard Rucker of Tulsa, Oklahoma, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins . Special Cousin Thurman Johnson, Special Friends Ron Patterson, Marcus Jones, Kent Rhodes and special friend Elrena Reed.
Visitation will take place Friday February 14, 2020 at the Kennedy Midtown Funeral & Cremation Services 8 North Trenton Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at First Baptist Mohawk Church 3333 East 30th Street North, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Interment will be at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Sperry Oklahoma