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Edward Matthew Rucker

October 30, 1939 - September 30, 2021

Edward Matthew Rucker, 81, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was the husband of Rosetta Rucker for 58 years.

Born on October 30, 1939, in Amherst County, Va., he was the son of the late Radford and Ruby Mae Crawford Rucker.

He resided in Maryland for 39 years and returned to his hometown Amherst in 2009. Edward enjoyed being around family and friends and he never met a stranger.

In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by one sister Dora R. Rose of Amherst and one living Aunt, Noreen Hughes of Amherst.  He is also survived by a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins who he cared for dearly.

A celebration of life for Edward will be held at 12p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in the Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, with Rev Meredith Tinsley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior.

 In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to UVA Dialysis Lynchburg, 103 Clifton Street, Lynchburg, VA 24501, or Virginia Ambulance Service, 543 Crowell Lane, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Burial Date October 5, 2021

A celebration of life for Edward will be held at 12p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in the Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, with Rev Meredith Tinsley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior. 

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I transported Mr Rucker for several years to dialysis.Have really missed him and Mrs Rucker.since retiring.When you transport pts.for a long time they become family.My heart felt love and prayers to Mrs Rucker and the family

Posted by Joyce Austin on October 2, 2021

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