10/3/15 — John Tucker Jr.

tuckerJohn Tucker Jr., died in his home on September 30, 2015 in Burns, TN due
to complications from an extended illness at the age of 81. Mr. Tucker
was born on May 17, 1934 in Tullahoma, TN to his parents, the late John
and Josephine Tucker. He graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1953 and
married his wife of 55 years, Johnnie C Keller the same year. Mr. Tucker
retired in 1993 from the Newspaper Printing Corporation where he worked
for 40 years. Mr. Tucker was a great father, grandfather and friend and
was loved by many. He loved and spent many enjoyable hours working in
his 4 acre yard where he was the “zookeeper” for a host of wild animals.
It was not uncommon for wild squirrels to take crackers from his bare
hand. Mr. Tucker is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christy and
Steve White of Kingston Springs, TN; his son and daughter-in-law, John
and Lesa Tucker of Germantown, TN: two brothers, Ken and Gary Tucker; one
sister, Shirley Messick; four grandchildren, Brad White, Kyle White,
Whitt Tucker, and Clay Tucker; and numerous nieces and nephews. In
addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie
Tucker. Visitation for Mr. Tucker will be held on Friday, October 2nd,
from 5:00 to 8:00 at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held
on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Paul Purdue officiating. Burial will take place at Rose
Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma immediately following the funeral
service. Pallbearers will be Ron Mayes, Steve Mayes, Alex Mayes, Carl
Brandt and Ross Hatfield.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.