Leon T. Rucker 1943-2013

WARREN – Leon T. “Ruck” Rucker, 70, of 1635 Fremont Ave. N.E., died at 10:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Warren, the son of Theolain Rucker and Anna Lee Roseman.

Leon worked with LIUNA Local #935 in Warren. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his mother; two sons, Demones Rucker of Oak Grove, Ky., and Steven Gilliam of Cleveland; four daughters, Cherie Moore of Youngstown, Melody Peck of Shaker Heights, Carmella Moss of Jackson, Tenn., and Vanessa Mallory of Warren; five sisters, Marva Jo Anderson of Greene, Sandra Freeman, Sara Currie and Carol Morgan, all of Warren, and Catherine Sanders of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Patrick of Warren; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; a stepfather, John K. Jones; and two sisters.

A funeral service is noon Saturday at Second Baptist Church, where calling hours are one hour prior.

Arrangements were handled by Sibley-Murray-Wellington Funeral Home in Alliance.