Edward Neal Rucker

Edward Neal Rucker

Edward Neal Rucker, 69, of Greenfield, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, in Greenfield. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Carthage, Ind., the son of the late John and Vera Mae (Porter) Rucker.

Edward was a 1962 graduate of Carthage High School and was a member of the 1962 Boys Basket Ball team that won the County Basketball Championship. He retired in 1997 from Detroit Diesel Allison where he was a Tool & Die Maker. He loved to fish, hunt and trap. Edward was a lifetime member of the N.R.A.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, whom he married on Jan. 9, 1982, Phyllis (Webb) Rucker; sons, Edward Neal Rucker Jr. (Lisa) of Muncie, Bryan Smith of Greenfield; daughters, Shari Foust of Bloomington, Laurallee Rucker of Denver, Colo., Debbie (Phil) Bewley of Carthage and Kathy Power of Boca Raton, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike (Demi) Rucker of Ocala, Fla.; sister Kristine Moody of Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by parents; granddaughter, Jessica Bewley Johnson; brothers, Jim and John Rucker; and sister Linda Spence.

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m.  on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street Greenfield. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday March 7, 2013, at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Park Cemetery. The family request is that everyone comes in casual dress for visitation and funeral.

Online condolences can be made by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com