August 8, 1931 ~ May 13, 2021

Born in: Franshaw, OK
Resided in: Buford, GA

William Richard Kruckenberg was born to Eva Manita Hooks and William Richard Kruckenberg Sr on August 8,1928 in Franshaw Oklahoma. Bill was 92 years old when he left us on May 13,2021 in his home in Buford Georgia. He lived an amazing life and served his country for 7 years. He was a very loving husband and father and his family always came first. He always expressed passion about life topics that mattered most to him.

He left behind his wife Gloria of 68 years; his 3 children Jolene, Eva (David) and Anita (Ron); 3 grandchildren Sandy (Jason), Nathan and Jason; 5 great grandchildren Ryan, Jazmyn (Andrew), Averee, Alicia and Jason Jr; 6 great great grandchildren Sophia, Ahzeer, Desmond, Ava, Isabella and due any day (Elias); 1 sister n law Marjean; 3 nieces Bonnie, Betty and Tracy and 1 nephew Lonnie (Renee). Meeting Bill in heaven will be his brother Paul, great grandchild Cristopher, brother n laws Robert and Duel, sister n law Bonnie, son n law Rick and granddaughter Jennifer.

Bill will always be remembered in our hearts and never forgotten. Rest in Heaven.

The family also thanks Kindred Hospice for the care provided, especially Bill’s home nurse Alicia whom was so wonderful to the family.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 25, 2021. The time and place will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. CandleImageMiss you so much Uncle Bill and you will be truly missed. You were such a great Uncle to us. We love you so much and may you RIP

  2. CandleImageLove and miss you Uncle Bill. I will always remember all the fun things we use to do together. May you Rest In Peace.

  3. CandleImageMy heart aches with your passing, but I know you are peace and in great company. Love you

  4. CandleImageMy condolences to your entire family. May God Bless you with his abundant Love during this difficult time.

  5. CandleImageMy condolences to the family. My God continue to strengthen the family as you go through this difficult time. My continued prayers are with you.

  6. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss. He lived a wonderful life with your Mom and you as his daughter. Sending love, prayers and hugs my friend.

  7. CandleImageMy heart goes out to Gloria and all the family, for the loss of the love of her life. May all the love, memories, pictures, and stories, help you heal and find peace… in your own time, as well as allow you to smile – not only on your face, but in your heart, every time he’s remembered. Hugs~

  8. CandleImageIt seems like only yesterday when I saw you for the first time and 24 hours later we were Husband and Wife. Sixty nine years later I had to say goodbye to you. It was the hardest thing I have done in my life. We had a wonderful life together with 3 wonderful girls, 4 grandchildren , 5 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. God has blesses me in so many ways. The list is to long to even start. We will be celebrating your like in Sept. God has wonderful plans for you and I know you will be there waiting for me when it’s time. Rest in piece my love see you one day. xoxo xoxo

  9. CandleImageWill miss you with all my heart but l know you aren’t in pain and are with loved ones
    Love you❤️

  10. CandleImageI loved you so much and I always will and I will forever miss you and I will hopefully get to see you again sometime in the future and I’m so happy that you lived a good life with all of us we love you papa.

  11. CandleImageUncle Bill,
    May you rest in the comfort of God’s loving arms. You will surely be missed.
    Lonnie and Renee’

  12. CandleImageWe are so sorry for your loss! I am so glad i got to see him at Jaz and Andrews wedding! We are praying for you all! I love you all so much!

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Randall & Samantha Black

  13. CandleImageUncle bill was always that how’s it going kid he was a great man and made my aunt Gloria such a happy woman I didn’t know him much but he was still inspirational

  14. CandleImageUncle bill was always that how’s it going kid he was a great man and made my aunt Gloria such a happy woman I didn’t know him much but he was still inspirational r.i.p miss you forever

  15. CandleImageGone from our sights, but not from our hearts.
    Love to all!

    What an incredible love story❤️🌹

  16. CandleImageBill and Gloria welcomed us into their family with open arms. We always felt accepted and loved. Bill was a big love able teddy bear with a great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.

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