He was a veteran of the Korean War who served from January 1953 to September 1954. He later became a member of the Army reserve until his discharged in February of 1961. He was awarded several medals for his service. He traveled with the pipeline for a few years, then settled in the Enon community to farm. He was employed at Burlington Industries for a number of years and then MonArk Boat Company as a welder until his retirement.
Mr. Tucker was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church who loved going to church and traveling around to hear different gospel groups sing. He loved spending time at his family home in Coleman with family and friends, especially during deer hunting season. He never met a stranger and was always make someone laugh at his antics.
Mr. Tucker was born on October 15, 1932 in Monticello and was the son of the late R.J. and Margie Carter Tucker.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Tucker, and two step-daughters, Kathy Hawkins and Barbara Copeland all of Monticello.
Survivors include two daughters, Trudy (Alan) Carrington of Rowlett, Texas and Stacy (Jeff) Smith of Bauxite; a son, Jeff Tucker of Monticello; three grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry (Rose) Tucker and Olin Tucker both of Coleman and Edward (Carolyn) Tucker of Pine Bluff; one sister, Kitty Wiscaver (Billy) of Smackover; a wife, Mary Tucker of Monticello; two step-daughters, Robin Massetti (Joe) of Waterbury, Connecticut and Deborah (Bill) Bennett of Monticello; one step-son, Jerry Majors (Michelle) of Monticello; eighteen step-grandchildren, twenty step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.