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Donald Leon Rucker Sr.

March 30, 1937 ~ October 17, 2018 (age 81)
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Donald Leon Rucker, Sr., age 81 of Fincastle, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Lewis Gale Medical Center.

Leon was born in Botetourt County March 30, 1937 and lived in the area most of his life. He was the son of the late Russel George Rucker and Rachel Gibson Wellons.

Leon was a brick mason and retired from Fincastle Motors as the manager of the auto body repair center. He was a member of Roanoke First Church of God and collected and refinished antiques, collected model cars, and enjoyed auctions and flea markets.

Leon is survived by his wife Ruth Altice Rucker; sons Donald Jr. (Penny) of Blue Ridge and Gary (Diana) of Fincastle; grandchildren: Donald III “Bucky” (Brooke), Sharon, and George; great-grandchildren: Donald IV, Kyle, and Ben; and many other loving family members.

A celebration of Leon’s life will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 20 at Roanoke First Church of God, 5008 Hildebrand Avenue, NW, Roanoke with Reverend James Milner officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday
5-8 pm.

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