Pastor George Rucker, 82, of Gales Ferry, CT, went home to be with the Lord in July 2nd 2019, surrounded by his family
George was born on July 12, 1936 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Ollie and Idel Rucker. He grew up with four brothers and five sisters. George served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and is a veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
He was the Pastor of Missionary Church of Groton for 39 years.
He married Jeannie Ray Seals in San Diego, California. They had three children Faye Madry and her husband Reverend Jack E. Madry, Russell Rucker and his wife Janine and Larry Rucker, his partner Donna Perry and his God son Jordan Grant. He has five grandchildren Nakia Madry-Smith and her husband Duane, Attorney Joaquin Madry and his wife Attorney Cristine, Marcel Rucker and his wife Yolanda and Shawn and Anthony Rucker.
George had eight great grandchildren: Valentina, Shira and Carolina Madry, Kasimier Rucker, Nicholas, Allison, Serenity and Marcel Jr.
Pastor Rucker was a prayer warrior and had a calling on his life to spread the Word of God, all around the world, traveling to Africa, Jamaica, Spain, Haiti, and Panama.
He will sadly be missed by all Family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Ledyard.
Calling hours will be 4pm - 7pm on Wednesday July 10th 2019, at Byles Memorial Home , 99 Huntington St. New London, CT. A Celebration of Life Service will be on Thursday July 11th 2019 at 1:00 pm at Madry Temple Church, 25 Manwaring St. New London, CT. The family invites friends to greet them directly following the service at Daddy Jack’s Restaurant, 181 Bank St. New London, CT. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Center for Hospice Care.