Lee Mack Rucker
February 16, 1929  -  August 20, 2012

Lee Mack Rucker


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Celebration of Life
San Juan Church
Highway 830
Lincoln, NM  88338
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10:00 am
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PO Box 1169
Capitan, NM  88316


201 School Street
Capitan, NM  88316

Lee Mack Rucker

Lee Mack Rucker went on to another life with the Lord on Monday, August 20, 2012. Lee was born in Sweetwater, TX on February 16, 1929 to Homer and Allie Lee Hodges Rucker.

Lee Graduated from Texas Tech University I 1951 with a degree in Agriculture. He taught Ag in Fabens, TX until 1953, and then moved to Roswell, NM. Lee was a Roswell resident for 46 years and an Allstate Insurance Agent for 38 years. He was a member of Elks, Lions Club and Masons.

Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Velna Corrine Hodges Rucker and his parents.

He is survived by his second wife of 13 years Kay Taylor Thompson Rucker his three children Cynthia Kay Thompson Tim of Carrizozo, NM, Larry Lee Rucker Melissa of Caballo, NM and Sandra Sue Jones of Southlake, TX. He has six grandchildren Sean Carter of Florida, Corinn Pope of North Carolina, Rigel Rucker of Texas, Alicia Rucker of New Mexico, Jordan Jones of Texas and Taylor Jones of Texas and five great grandchildren.

Lee will be remembered as one of the friendliest people you would ever meet and always willing to lend a helping hand.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Capitan Public Library, PO Box 1169, Capitan, NM 88316 or Becky Washburn Capitan Cat Crossing, 201 School Street, Capitan, NM 88316.

A Celebration of Life service for friends and family is scheduled for 10 am, Saturday, August 25, 2012 at San Juan Church in Lincoln, NM.


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  1. Glenda and Gene Smith
    Grand Junction, CO

    Kay, We are so sad to hear of your loss. Hold on to all those wonderful memories that we know you enjoyed in the past several years with Lee. May the Lord wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. We love you and pray for you. Love, Gene and Glenda

  2. Liz Mike Nelson
    Edwardsville, IL

    Our sympathy to Kay and the entire family
    Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you
    Love,
    Mike and Liz Nelson

  3. Jean Cunningham
    Capitan, NM

    My thoughts are with you Kay, and your families.
    I will always remember when you all would come
    in every Friday known as the regulators at the
    Wortleys......and all would order and eat and have
    a great time visiting.....Lee always ordered the same
    He will be greatly missed.

    Jean Cunningham
    Capitan

  4. Jean Cunningham
    Capitan, NM

    My thoughts are with you Kay, and your families.
    I will always remember when you all would come
    in every Friday known as the regulators at the
    Wortleys......and all would order and eat and have
    a great time visiting.....Lee always ordered the same
    He will be greatly missed.

  5. Dan Egan
    Chestertown, MD

    I met Lee in 2001 when I moved to Lincoln. I always knew Lee to be kind and friendly. Lee was never mean spitited or had a bad word for anyone: a gentleman of good character. And how he loved his critters. The WORLD will miss Lee Mack Rucker Go in Peace Lee.

  6. Jerry Nelle Ward Stone
    Roswell, NM

    We want to express our sympathy to Kay and the whole family.
    May God comfort you at this difficult time.
    Jerry Nelle and Dotty Barbour

  7. Dan Egan
    Chestertown, MD

    Met Lee in 2001 when I moved to Lincoln. A kind, frienly man who was an asset to the community. The world needs more persons like Lee. God Bless

  8. Crodell Debra Criddle
    Las Vegas, NV

    Or most sincere sympathies to all of you.
    Cordell and Debra JanosCriddle

  9. Nell Howell
    Abilene, TX

    Memories live in our hearts forever.

  10. Bill and Sharon Bird
    Roswell, NM

    Our sympathy to the Rucker family.

    In Prayer and Friendship,
    Billy and Sharon Bird

  11. Leonard Padilla
    Santa Fe, NM

    I didnt know Lee well but I remember his good humor and quick smile. Because I was a friend of Larry he treated me like family. RIP.

    Condolences to the Ruckers. May Peace and Understanding be yours.

  12. Peggy Vernon
    Snyder, TX

    Fond memories of years gone by. He attended Hobbs Texas schools and will be remembered by many when we add his name this year to our growing list of Hobbs exes who have gone on to the promised land. We have homecoming everyother year and this is our year to have it. I remember Homer and Allie and Lee Mack. Such good people He was the best looking boy in high school
    Our sincere condolences to all his family,
    Sincerely,
    Peggy Trice Vernon, Class of 1957
    Hobbs Ex Student Association

  13. Jay and Sandy Johnson
    Truth or Consequences, NM

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of each one of you at this time of family sorrow. Jay and Sandy

  14. Terry Turner
    roswell, NM

    Sincere sympathy to all Lees family and friends. He truly was a real gentleman, I knew him thru Life Underwriters, and we were coffee drinking buddies. Im better for having known him.. Terry Turner

  15. Richard Adams
    Lincoln, NM

    Lee will be missed by many people. He was a good man.

  16. Mary Cogdall
    , AL

    Im here for you, Kay.

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