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David Thomas Rucks

January 19, 1935 June 24, 2019
David Thomas Rucks
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David Thomas Rucks passed away peacefully on June 24th at Saint Joseph’s hospital at Emory in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service hosted by his wife, Gloria, and daughter, Kandace, will be at Shiloh Baptist Church in Peachtree Corners, GA on Sunday, June 30th at 2pm.
David was born on January 19th 1935 in Dawson, Alabama, to his father, Irby Rucks and mother, Nobie Monroe-Rucks. He grew up with his sister Dorothy Croft (whom he adored) and he had a son, Douglas Rucks who is deceased.
David spent his younger life in Florida and in 1951 started working for the Florida East Coast Railway. He spoke of this time fondly as he traveled all over the US. In the mid 60’s he left the Chicago Great Western Railway and moved to Georgia. He always loved to look “sharp” and quickly found his passion in giving a great haircut. It was the smile behind the chair that caught the attention of a sassy redhead.
He married Gloria on October 19th, 1992 and became a loving father to their daughter Kandace (then 6). He loved his girls (mommom and Kankan) more than anything and they were the light of his life. The pair later owned many successful barbershops in the Atlanta area and often participated in fundraising for their church or care packages for the troops. Many of his customers became lifelong friends. He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge and absolutely loved the game of golf. He was a straight shooter. Loyal to the core, especially when it came to Alabama football. Roll Tide Roll, David.
He will be deeply missed. For every memory we recall in our minds and hearts, he will be smiling alongside us.
Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092. 770-448-5757.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 6/30/2019 2:00:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church

5988 Spalding Dr
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 30092

Shiloh Baptist Church
5988 Spalding Dr Peachtree Corners 30092 Ga.
United States

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Gary Sinise Foundation

PO Box 368
Woodland Hills, CA 91365

Shiloh Baptist Church

5988 Spalding Dr
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 30092

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