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Doyle Tucker

Doyle Tucker

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:40 am

The Messenger. 11.24.08 Doyle Avery Tucker, 85, of Union City died Nov. 21, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services were set for 2 p.m. today at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Fred Craddock officiating and the Rev. Paul Sternisha assisting. Burial was to follow in East View Cemetery, with full military honors. His grandchildren were to serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the local Gideons camp. The family requests that memorials be made to the Gideons. He was born May 17, 1923, in Dyer County in the Millsfield community, son of the late Luther and Dora (Garrison) Tucker. He married the former Elizabeth Ford Maxey Aug. 4, 1950. She died Dec. 3, 1998. He was a retired employee of the Department of Agriculture, where he worked as a soil conservationist, and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran of six years’ service. He had also been a member of the National Guard for more than 20 years, serving with the Humboldt unit. He was a former member of First Christian Church in Alamo and was a current member of Union City First Christian Church, where he had been an elder. He was also a member of Gideons International and Habitat for Humanity and was a volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Robin Stewart of Jackson and Lisa (Tucker) and Dwayne Phillips of Humboldt; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Billie Tucker of Alamo; six grandchildren and their spouses, Matt and Amy McLean and Brandy Butler, all of Jackson, Michael Tucker Jr. and his wife, Misty Tucker, and Greg and Holly Tucker, all of Alamo, and Tucker Phillips and Avery Phillips, both of Humboldt; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maxine Welch of Dyersburg and Lois Carson of Memphis; He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Tucker, Howell Tucker II and Lewis Tucker; and two sisters, Ruth Linscott and June Lessenberry. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.

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