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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Floyd Rucks

Floyd Desmond Rucks Sr.

Tuesday, January 14th, 1941 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Floyd Desmond Rucks, Sr. age 78, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Legacy West Nursing Home in Corsicana. Floyd Sr. was born on January 14, 1941, in Argo, Texas which is a small town just North East of Mount Pleasant, to parents Johnnie Floyd Rucks and Syble Pannell Rucks.

Floyd Sr. lost his father at the age of 10 and years after the family moved to the Killeen area, Syble married Von E. Ratcliff. Floyd Sr. attended Belton Junior High School, Copperas Cove High School and graduated from Killeen High School where he met the love of his life Barbara Gene Bay.

Floyd Sr. served in the United States Army for 2 years, married Barbara, and then served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. During that time they gave birth to Vickie Lynn Rucks on May 16, 1964, in Clovis, New Mexico. After Floyd Sr.’s time in the military was over they moved back to the Killeen area and gave birth to their second child, Floyd Desmond Rucks Jr. on January 20, 1972 in Temple, Texas.

In 1974 the family moved to Reno, Nevada where Floyd Sr. was hired by Kmart Distribution Center and then later transferred with Kmart to Corsicana, Texas in 1982. Floyd Sr. retired from Kmart Distribution after 35 years of service and the Corsicana facility was closed. With his time at Kmart, he held various management positions and was a very devoted employee to his company and peers. His passion for life was his family, friends, his Kmart work family, his dog Shiney, country music, baseball, western movies, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Floyd Sr. lost his loving wife of 53 years on January 9, 2017, and resided in their home until his health conditions motivated him to move to Heritage Oaks West/Legacy West.

Floyd Sr. is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Bay Rucks, parents Johnnie Floyd Rucks, Syble Pannell Ratcliff and Stepfather Von E. Ratcliff.

Floyd is survived by his daughter, Vickie Farmer of Corsicana, his son, Floyd Rucks Jr. and wife Danielle of Tyler, Texas; his grandchildren, Lee and Lauren Farmer of Killeen, Texas, Lance Farmer of Corsicana, Texas, Lauren Rucks of Corsicana, Texas, Ronnie and Kellie Perry of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Noah Rucks of Corsicana, Texas, four great-grandchildren, and a 5th great-grandchild on the way, and lots of friends who loved him dearly and will miss him greatly.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana, Texas with Dr. Steven Bell officiating. A private burial will follow at DFW National Cemetery in Arlington.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corley Funeral Home
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 11:00am
    Corley Funeral Home Chapel
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
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    Dr. Steven Bell
  • Interment

    Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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Posted at 03:35pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for God to give you comfort and peace knowing that we will all see him again someday. RIP Floyd.
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Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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H. Edwards

Posted at 11:38am
He will be missed....He was one of our regulars at The Other Place every Friday. It was a great pleasure to have known him.

Cheryl Lattner

Posted at 10:35am
God Bless You Mr. Floyd Rucks. You were always so very kind. It was a pleasure to work with you. Prayers to the family.
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Madeline, Corinne, Luciana, & Erica

Posted at 10:18am
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. Love Madeline, Corinne, Luciana, & Erica.
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