Sheldon Lamar Rucker

August 6, 1985 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old


Mr. Sheldon Lamar Rucker was born to Lorna Rucker and Sheldon Tarver on August 6, 1985, in Zellwood, Florida. "Dirt" as he was affectionately called, grew up in the Tangelo Park Community and was educated in the Orange County Public School System. He was a proud student of Dr. Phillips High School.

"Dirt" was the life of the party and loved being around family. He would often be heard singing his favorite song, "Love Your Family" as he smiled and danced at family gatherings. His children were his pride and joy and he would give the world to keep them, as well as his mother happy. "Dirt" was a people person and no matter who you were, he would always find a nickname for you that fit just right!

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to call "Dirt" home on July 24, 2023. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Minnie L. Rucker, grandfathers Charlie Rucker and Artie Tarver, sister Brittany Rucker, brother Ryan Tarver, brother Jarvis Smith, and brother Saderris Tarver. He is survived by his mother Lorna Rucker of Tavarres Fl., father Sheldon Tarver of Tavares Fl.; children, Sa'Riya Rucker, Ar'Moni Rucker; sister, Porsha Rucker Jackson (Bobby) of Orlando; brothers, Azizzi Rucker of Apopka, Christopher Tarver of Zellwood Fl., Marquise Tarver of Zellwood, Fl.; grandmother, Deloris Tarver of Zellwood, Fl.; aunts, Edwina Cuyler of Tavares Fl., Stephanie Pollock (Eddie) of Winter Garden, Patricia Smith, Sonya Rucker, Elaine Rucker and Regina Rucker all of Orlando, Fl.; uncles, Charles Rucker of Apopka, Fl., Arvel Tarver of Zellwood, Fl., Ronald Tarver(Sherie) of Zellwood Larry Smith (Tina) of Greenwich, New York, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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August 4, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Unity Memorial Funeral Home, East
44 W. Michael Gladden Blvd.
Apopka, FL 34703

Funeral Service
August 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Orlando West Church
3005 N Powers Dr.
Orlando, Florida 32808


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