He was born on Nov. 23, 1929, in Manatee, Fla. He was the son of William Claude Tucker and Edith Jewell Dupree Mizell.
He was predeceased by his mother and father; daughter, Patty Otwell; two sisters, Mildred Wynn and Millie Young; and stepmother, Pearl Tucker.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Readdick Tucker; daughter, Mary (Bill) Mott of Hahira; son, Michael Curtis Tucker of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Zach and Lauren Hawkins of Brunswick, Devon Mott of Hahira and Dillon Mott of Columbus.
He was formerly a city fireman, a Glynn County policeman and a deputy sheriff with the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department in Brunswick. He retired in 1992 as tax commissioner of Glynn County, after 16 years.
He was a member of the County Officers Association of Georgia and the Georgia Association of Tax Officials. He was a past master of Ocean Lodge 214, F&AM and past president of the Mental Health Association of Glynn County. He was a member of College Place United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Fellowship Sunday school class and past president of the Methodist Men’s Organization. He also served as chairman of the pastor/parrish relations committee in the past, with many other areas of service over the years.
He was also very active in the community for many years.
Active pallbearers were Matthew Laager, David Courson, Phil Butler, Zach Hawkins, Rob Clark, Emeris Smitherman, Ray Fullard, Bill Mott and Ken Brown.
Honorary pall bearers were members of the Glynn County Tax Commissioner’s Office, city fire department, Glynn County Police Department, sheriff’s department, Mental Health Association of Glynn County, Melvin and Catherine Lewis, Ocean Lodge 214, David and Clara Mandajuaob, Joanne Fisher, Bill Gilmer, Ron Maulden, Herman Yawn, Dr. Herman Levy, Dr. Wade Strickland, Dr. William Laws, Carl O’Neal, MeLinda Laager, Carl Alexander, Wayne Bennett, The Fellowship Sunday school class and Men’s Club of College Place United Methodist Church.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Miller Funeral Home. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at College Place United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Chapel Park Cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside.
Donations may be made to College Place United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.