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September 05, 2013
He was a great musician.
August 17, 2013
Mr. Tucker,

It was truly my pleasure to hear you and your guests play over the years. From the Desoto Hilton to The Pirate's House, to the Westin. As a student at Savannah State, I used to actually study to your play. Some how it made Accounting, Tax, and an assortment of other classes make sense. Along with a few cocktails. Because of you, I began to take music seriously and traditional jazz became my favorite medium of expression. Take care Chief. Keep on playing.
August 16, 2013
Gloria,
Paul and I just learned the sad news of your loss. You and Ben gave us a precious memories. The day we spent on a beach in Barbados, Ben's golf advice for Paul and the Fish Fry at Plumtree and of course the wonderful music at The Waterfront Restaurant on the island. We will keep you in our hearts. Carole and Paul Johnson,Bath,Maine
July 06, 2013
We have lost a beautiful man. Peace be with you in this moment of mourning and grief.

Bob friedman
June 12, 2013
My mother and I moved to Savannah in the late 70's. Shortly after family visited and we wanted a nice evening out. We had heard of HANNAH'S in City Market. Being that I am in a wheelchair, I called first to inquire about accessibility. Once we arrived, the Maitre' D met us outside with, "Miss Marsha we have your table waiting for you." He then escorted us to a table at the very front. (Did Ben have anything to do with this???) My family was so impressed! Not just with the service, but also with Ben's talent and friendliness.

A few years later, after HANNAH'S moved upstairs at the Pirate's House, I again called for reservations. I spoke with Ben and he assured me that access was not a problem. (From that I assumed there was an elevator inside.) He told me the time I was to arrive. Once we were there he had 2 waiters at the foot of the stairs waiting to carry me up the flight of steps! Again, a table in front and he talked to me all evening between songs. Because I was wearing a red pantsuit that evening, he played 'The Lady in Red' for me.

The last time I saw Ben was a year ago on Christmas Day. Again, visiting family and I made reservations to have brunch at the Westin so we could hear Ben play. The Westin seated me/us in a room adjoining the main dining area. Unfortunately, my family and I could not hear any of the music. During a break, Ben found me. We visited and had a lengthy conversation. He apologized (It wasn't his fault!) for the seating arrangement and assured me the next time I would be able to hear the music. Unfortunately, I never made it back in time.

I was a 'nobody' to Ben. And yet, on several occasions, he took the time and possessed the compassion to make me feel like a 'somebody.' I will so miss him.
June 11, 2013
I like many others all around the world have fond memories of Ben. I work at his primary physician office and Ben was a favorite. He had an infectious smile and made everyone feels as if you were his friend and meant it. He always had a kind word, and full of life. He never met a stranger I don't think. He never forgot people either. He met my husband once at the office and then recognized him in Home Depot, called him by name and says you are Jackie's husband. Another time my husband saw Ben out trying to pay for something with his credit card and left his ID at home- my husband stepped in and offered to pay the bill which about $10 or $15 but Ben said no that his wife would be there any minute. Ben walked away from the counter to wait on Gloria, and my husband looked at the young man who refused to take his credit card without an ID and says "Don't you know who that is", the young man said no and Malcolm my husband announced "Why that is Ben Tucker the famous Jazz Musician, well known here in Savannah and all over the world. Ben was the nicest man I have ever met, and I will miss him. He loved for people to be happy and if they were not he would do what he could to help them feel that way. I will always remember these words of his "Love everything is going to be alright".

We are all better people for knowing him. We all loved him.

Jackie and Malcolm Rice
June 11, 2013
The Tucker Family,

The Legacy of your loved one, Mr. Ben Tucker will forever be remembered and never overshadowed. Rest in Heaven with the rest of the saints, Mr. Ben.

Brynda Payton-Sams
June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013
A true local legend. RIP Ben.
June 10, 2013
Your family have my heartfelt sympathy.
June 10, 2013
Gloria - I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Best wishes,
June 10, 2013
my son and I extend heartfelt sympathy to the Tucker family.
June 10, 2013
Mr. Tucker and Family: Thank you for sharing your love of music, golf and people and especially children. We will keep your family in our prayers til we all meet again!

A friend who hasn't met you.
June 10, 2013
Dear Family and Friends
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you . . . let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God's peace surround you in your season of grief. Just like Georgia will always be on my mind Mr. Tucker The Man His Music and Legacy and His 1000 WATT Smile in our hearts forever will stay!
June 10, 2013
He touched so many lives and will missed. My deepest sympathy goes to his family. Have faith and trust in God and he will see you through. 'GOD IS OUR STRENGTH'
June 10, 2013
You will truly be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace My friend.
June 10, 2013
To the Tucker family,

I want to offer my deepest sympathy to your family. Mr. Tucker was a wonderful man whom I had the privilege to meet back in 2009. I was under going radiation treatments for breast cancer when I met Mr. Ben. He made my visits at the doctor's office enjoyable and bearable. He shared his love of music with me and I have been a fan ever since. He will be sorely missed but his legacy will live on for generations to come. May God bless you with comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

Sincerely,
June 10, 2013
I extend my sympathy to the family of Mr.Ben Tucker. He will be missed by Savannah and by the lives he touched all over the world.
June 10, 2013
June 10, 2013
R.I.P. Mr. Ben Tucker. Condolences to your family. You will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of meeting you in your many capacities.
June 10, 2013
Dear Mrs. Tucker,

I want to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Ben Tucker. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of his passing.

I sincerely hope that your wonderful memories of Ben will bring you comfort at this difficult time. I am honored to have known Ben. What a classy guy.

I will cherish the memories we shared on the golf course during my annual winter vacations to Savannah.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
June 10, 2013
Dear Mrs. Tucker,

I want to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Ben Tucker. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of his passing.

I sincerely hope that your wonderful memories of Ben bring you comfort at this difficult time. I am honored to have known Ben. What a classy guy.

I will cherish the memories we shared on the golf course during my annual winter vacations to Savannah.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
June 10, 2013
Did not know Mr. Tucker personally, but I remember when he arrived on the scene in Savannah. What an icon he became. May God's comfort be felt by the Tucker family.
June 10, 2013
Dear Ben' Irma & I loved you and Cherished your friendship.and your Love Helped us to get Married,we have lost a very special human being. we shall miss you but we shall never forget you.Irma &Stan Wilson
June 10, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
June 10, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 09, 2013
Dear Gloria,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ben was a wonderful soul and is surely making music amongst the angels now. We will keep you and all the family in our thoughts and prayers. With our love and condolences, Brian and Paula Palmer, Savannah, GA, USA
June 09, 2013
our prayers are with you.
June 09, 2013
we love you and we will miss you.Mr Ben tucker a rest in peace
June 09, 2013
God bless Ben's wife and family, prayer can get you through.
June 09, 2013
A great and talented man will surely be missed. We pray for your family's Peace and God's comfort during this difficult time.
June 09, 2013
Mr. Tucker was such an iconic figure here in Savannah, in social as well as music circles. I met him a few times through the years at music events and he always had a big smile and kind words. This is a very sad time for the Tucker family and for Savannah. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 09, 2013
June 09, 2013
I will Miss your joyful spirit @ The DeRenne. What a loss for all of us!!
June 09, 2013
Dear Ben, thank you for a marvelous life in Savannah. Because of your friendship, I learned how to become relevant. I will miss you dearly.
June 09, 2013
I met Mr. Tucker about seven years ago while working security during one of his performance. He was very kind and from that moment, I gave him the name, "all that jazz." Every time our path would cross, I greeted him with his new name and he enjoyed it. His smile would light up the world. Little did I know that our last chat at the golf tournament was just that. I know that the angels will be having a jazz of a time when he gets to heaven. To the family, may you find comfort in the memories of "all that jazz" during this time of bereavement.
June 09, 2013
Gloria,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A true legend has passed from our midst. I will miss Ben and his wonderful music. God bless.
Roger E. Byrd,
Director of Music
Messiah Lutheran Church
Skidaway Island
June 09, 2013
Gloria, I will keep the memories of the pool parties forever
June 09, 2013

Thanks for the memories and Help you gave me ( I LOVE YOU MAN ) You will forever be remembered ... Blessed Love
June 09, 2013
June 09, 2013
Prayers to the Tucker Family, especially to Mrs. Gloria Tucker. I met the Tuckers when my sister worked at WSOK. I found them to be very gracious and kind. Mr. Tucker has left a legacy that will always be cherished! May God strengthen and keep you.
June 09, 2013
June 09, 2013
Dear Ben , keep on swingin' .
Your music will live forever ...
Rest in Peace ,
June 09, 2013
Like the upright bass he mastered, Ben Tucker anchored the harmonic framework of Savannah and established the beat that many benevolent organizations marched to, and if it were left up to me I'd replace the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park with a statue of Ben and his fiddle.
June 08, 2013
Mr. Ben Tucker was such a kind man.With this big radiant smile. He was not big headed or snobbish. Savannah will miss you. The world will miss you. Because that the Mr.Tucker was. Guessed that was are playing that bass in heaven now. R.I.P.
June 08, 2013
It sadden me when I recieved the news of the loss of this great and wonderful man. He has been an outstanding and gracious client to work with over the last 10 years. He came by our office 2 weeks ago and I knew that smile will greet me when I came to the reception area. Ms. Gloria may God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. You and your family are in my prayers.

Wendy Robbins, Willis Insurance Services.
June 08, 2013
Mrs. Tucker, thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in the loss of your loved one, Mr. Tucker.
June 08, 2013
My thoughts and prayers with the family in the passing of great Mr. Ben Tucker. Mrs. Tucker, GOD will take you and the family through all your sorrows.
June 08, 2013
Gloria - Ben's good works, wonderful music and winning smile will live on in our hearts. We will miss him.
June 08, 2013
June 08, 2013
June 08, 2013
To Mrs. Tucker and family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Tucker when he spoke with our clients in the Georgia Fatherhood Program at Savannah Tech, it was a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 08, 2013
Gloria,
Dan Davis, my husband will miss talking to and seeing Ben at CVS pharmacy downtown. Nancy Shea, my mother, is surely enjoying Ben's company and hevenly music. I pray for you and your family and hope for peace in your hearts at this time of loss. God bless you all.
Sandy Shea Davis
June 08, 2013
We will always treasure the memories. You will truly be miss. We know you're in heaven at the golf coarse tee off our friend. R.I.P
June 08, 2013
To the Tucker family. May the God of comfort bring you peace and comfort during this diffcult time.
June 08, 2013
Gloria - We will miss him greatly but he will always be in our memories and, for us, you will always be here in our hearts along with him. The two of you will always be as one!
Fran and Larry
June 08, 2013
June 08, 2013
I am very sorry for the loss of Ben Tucker I would like to share a scripture at John 3:16.
June 08, 2013
Gloria-
My prayers are with you. Ben was the best of the best. God has a special place for Ben. If there wasn't jazz in heaven before, there sure is now.
June 07, 2013
Ben you were a great musician I enjoyed your music and playing with you in concerts. No w you are playing in Heaven. I will miss you.
June 07, 2013
Honoring this great man...
June 07, 2013
So many wonderful memories, spending time with Ben and listening to his wonderful music. I send love to all the family and a special hug for Gloria.
June 07, 2013
I had the honor of attending some parties with Ben and Gloria while I was working at a local B&B downtown, several years ago. Gloria would even stop by on occasion to visit with me while I was working. They were 2 of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I was devastated upon hearing the news of Ben's accident. God bless you Miss Gloria and heal your broken heart. Know that you and Ben are loved!
June 07, 2013
U will be miss
June 07, 2013
June 07, 2013
Heaven just received a beautiful angel, you will be missed Mr Tucker . You were a delight to be around, you made everyone feel important and special . A wise , kind and compassionate man , your legacy will go on .... May God comfort you family until they are reunited with you once again .... Much love from my family and myself to the Tucker Family
June 07, 2013
I'm saddened to learn of the tragic death of a great musician and first class individual. As a young struggling musician during the 60's before Mr. Tuckers arrival, I later had the pleasure of meeting him thru Teddy & Alonso Adams of Savannah. I was looking forward to hearing him once again during the up-coming Jazz Festival. May He rest in Eternal Peace. He will be missed!
June 07, 2013
If a golf course is in heaven, you can bet your last penny, that Dr. Ben Tucker has already teed off and shot par or better! Ben Tucker never met a stranger and was a kind, genuine soul. May his family know, that he is with the Lord and is participating with all the other musical saints, we know that our brother is safe and sound. We will miss him on this side. May our prayers to God comfort his wife and family!
June 07, 2013
Ben Tucker, a great musician & encourager of young people will be sorely missed. But so very happy to have met him. I watched him as he performed on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 with group of children that were performing with - The Ready 4 Learning Club. The way I will remember Mr. Tucker is the huge smile on his face as he watched the children performing at the Ready 4 Learning Club event and he played two songs, "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child and "God Bless the Child that got his Own". My grandson was the percussionist for this event and he was thrilled to share the stage with an awesome group of musician. Family know that weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. A life well lived.
June 07, 2013
A smile that would lighten your heart and a voice that was as smooth and quiet as silk. He will be missed!
Michel and Betty Grant
June 07, 2013
May you gain comfort and hope as you endure this difficult time. God promises one day soon that death will be a thing of the past.
June 07, 2013
To a great man who shared the talent that God gave him. We in Savannah, Ga was blessed to have known him. He could have lived anywhere he wanted but he chose Savannah. We are going to miss both his smile as well as presence. He differently left his foot prints in the sand!!!!!!!!!
June 07, 2013
A super great guy and absolute wonderful musician. RIP Mr. Tucker, you are greatly missed already.
June 07, 2013
May God keep all you near at all time, while going though this endure for Mr. Tucker. Look up to the Hills, Jesus is there to carry you though and he will give you stenght.
June 07, 2013
A one of a kind!
Will be missed!
June 07, 2013
My Heart is Sadden Greatly, My 43rd Birthday party was grace with Mr. Tucker and Bertha's presence. He was just thrilled to be playing for a younger generation of people who loved his art and music. THE BEST BIRTHDAY I HAVE EVER HAD, BECAUSE OF HIM, Thanks Mr. Tucker. You will be Greatly missed here but we are certain you will be playing for a Bigger Band with some of the Best in HEAVEN... God Bless The Tucker Family!!! He will not be forgotten...
June 07, 2013
Dear Gloria,
Your loss is our loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Mary Dawson
June 07, 2013
To The Family:

May you find added comfort in knowing that your loved one has added so much comfort to others all around the world. Thank GOD and you for sharing him with us. May he now enjoy the divine comfort he has earned in his heavenly home. God Bless!!!

To Ben: RIP
June 07, 2013
Savannah has lost a great friend. You will be missed. Your ex neighbor, James.
June 07, 2013
Dear Gloria and Family,
We loved Ben. Please consider our family your family. We love you.
June 07, 2013
We mourn here on Earth, but the angels rejoice to have his talent now in Heaven. My deep sympathy to his family.
--- Faustina Smith
June 07, 2013
My sincerest sympathy My prayers are with you and your family
June 07, 2013
Weeping is only for a night,oh but joy will come in the morning, May God give you Strength during this your time of weakness & grief. Ben has touched so many Lives in so many different ways. We thank The Tucker family for sharing Ben with the entire World & know that he has left a lasting Impression in many Lives. To God be the Glory for this wonderful Man.
June 07, 2013
Never did I see Ben when he didn't have a smile on his face and a kind word to share. Gloria, I hope that he outpouring of love for you and Ben found among these many remembrances will lift your spirits a bit during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you.
June 07, 2013
Sympathy
to all the Tucker Family.
Laurie Ann Henry
June 07, 2013
June 07, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement.
June 07, 2013
Sweet memories of a sweet man and sweet music.

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
June 07, 2013
Sincere condolences to the Family. May God Bless and Strengthen you all.
June 07, 2013
June 07, 2013
A man who will be missed buy all that ever knew him, was a real pleasure to have known Ben.
June 07, 2013
Mrs. Tucker and Family, my sympathy. Your Beloved was always the gentleman. When Savannah residents owned WSVH and we'd have events, Ben was there if available. Always pleasant even when I last saw him in line at the supermarket. His smile was indeed real and infectious. Heaven has to be enjoying his company.
June 07, 2013
June 07, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 07, 2013
To Gloria and the Tucker Family we have been honored to have know Ben. He was the best. We will miss all his kindness and sweetness for music. Your loss is our loss and may God Bless you and your family during this time of great loss. REST IN PEACE BEN. We love you!
June 07, 2013
God shone the spotlight on Mr. Tucker and he will be missed.
June 07, 2013
Jazz has another angel. We bow our heads in prayer and salute this great man.
June 07, 2013
I met Ben years ago when he always traveled On Eastern. A true Southern Gentleman . You made a real mark in life,R.I.P my friend.
Tommy Strother
June 07, 2013
The loss of an inspiring man to many is a loss for all. Rest easy BT Jazz.
June 07, 2013
Dear Family:
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
I was saddened when I read of the death of your love one in the internet newspaper. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolence at this most challenging time and know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
When I read of the death of your loved one I felt compelled to send a letter of encouragement to you.
Many bereaved ones have found that talking can be a helpful release. So talking about your feelings to a trusted friend can bring a measure of relief. “Talking helped to ease the pain. You too may find that putting your feelings into words and sharing them with a sympathetic listener will make it easier to deal with them.
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 says: “As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all . . . There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol [the grave], the place to which you are going.”
June 07, 2013
I'm sure Ben is reving up the angelic celestial choir right about now, that is if the choir can keep from laughing from his jokes and contagious laugh. Ben we will miss you! My deepest sympathies go out to the family.
June 07, 2013
Ben,Joe,myself and many others made exquisite music together. Ben was a legendary bandleader and bassist,a mentor,and an extraordinary friend. I*ll always cherish his love for jazz, his devotion to family,and his infectious beautiful smile...To Gloria and the entire Tucker family Ben will be missed and never forgotten.
June 06, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting & knowing Mr. Tucker
since 2002 while I was employed @ the Westin resort til 2009. I worked in the gift shop we sold his C.D's.
He would drop off some of them for sale.
He was a very kind and wonderful person .
When ever I'd see & greet him he'd allways had a winning smile & kind words.
He's gone but will never be forgotten he's part of Savannah's History.
To his lovely Wife I pray that "GOD" will bring you peace.
June 06, 2013
A bright light in our community was put out on Tuesday morning...thanks for the memories,the jazz,and being one of the best example of a good man to his craft family and community.You Mr.Ben tucker surely will be missed by mine and you were loved by most...no old Bertha(your upright bass )will surely be missed by your many fans that justed loved to hear you play that jazz.Now you can play in the heaven garden for our father his son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Rest on Dear Mr.Tucker
Mrs.Tucker and family your in my continued thoughts and prayers.
June 06, 2013
We will miss Mr Ben Tucker. Mr Tucker was a nice man who always had kind words and a big smile. He always said do your best Q keep your head up. Thank you for taking up time with me. I will forever remember you and your love for jazz and golf. God Bless the Tucker Family, your in my prayers. Q
June 06, 2013
Condolences to the family. May the god of comfort bring your heart peace. Matthew 5:4
June 06, 2013
BEN WAS SUCH A DELIGHTFUL PERSON TO KNOW. WE SHARED LOTS OF SMILES AND LAUGHS WHEN HE WOULD COME TO OUR DENTAL OFFICE OVER IN CAROLINA. ONE THING THAT WAS SO SPECIAL ABOUT HIM WAS THAT HE AND MY ONLY DAUGHTER SHARE THE SAME BIRTHDAY, DEC.13TH. MY HUSBAND AND I WILL MISS HIS MUSIC BUT HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.
LORNA and JOHN PILGREEN, HARDEEVILLE,S.C.
June 06, 2013
Truly, a very great loss for both the Savannah and the great art that is jazz. My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Tucker's family. I can only hope that you all can find some solace in the knowledge that he created so much beauty during his lifetime.
June 06, 2013
REST IN PEACE
MR. TUCKER

Ms.YVETTE. NEW ORLEANS
June 06, 2013
"POTNA" Thanks for all the great memeories. I truly enjoyed the many rounds of golf and the great stories you told. Your will be missed greatly.
June 06, 2013
Truly one of the greats. Savannah will not be the same but we were so fortunate to have had Ben in our lives. Gloria my thoughts are with you.
June 06, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Ben's death. We will miss seeing him t the jazz concerts at the Westin. Our prayers are with his family. Vonnie and Moe Cunningham
June 06, 2013
May the grace of the Lord, and the love of God,be with your family.He was a loved man in Savannah he will be missed but not forgotten.
June 06, 2013
To Mrs. Gloria: The Love of Jazz came to me through Mr. Ben; I have truly enjoyed the many years of hearing that sweet bass sound. The Jazz Community has truly lost one of the Greatest. My Love and Prayers goes out to you; May God comfort and give you peace during this time. I am most blessed to have known and receive deep conversation with him. He has truly blessed me with his beautiful smile and his coolness!

Jazz Lover
June 06, 2013
Rest in peace, Ben Tucker....Play for the angels!
June 06, 2013
Ben Tucker, great friend, musician, & encourager will be sorely missed. But so very happy to have known him. Shared the stage with him many times over the years. His last gig was with a group of children that i music direct - The Ready 4 Learning Club. The way i will remember Ben is with the huge smile on his face as he watched the children performing at the Ready 4 Learning Club event.
June 06, 2013
Gloria: You are in my thoughts and prayers for the great loss you have suffered. It has been a few years since we walked around Forsyth Park together, but I will never forget our talks.
June 06, 2013
Gloria,Joyce and I are sorry to hear of your loss.May God comfort you at this difficult time.
June 06, 2013
What a big lost to the music word.and all who shared his love for jazz. I meet Ben years ago
And once he meet you he always remember you. God will
Be enjoying your warm caring ways and your music. To Ben's family thanks for sharing him with us.
June 06, 2013
Hey Partner. Thank you for all you taught me. I'm so blessed to have met you. Swing on BT. Swing on.
June 06, 2013
Gloria, I am praying for you. I know how it feels to have your husband taken so suddenly. Please let me know if you need anything or just want to talk. Ben is now in heaven making beautiful music.
June 06, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 06, 2013
Miss Gloria: We were devastated to learn that Mr. Ben died so suddenly. We've spent many a day and night listening to Mr. Ben and Bertha soothe our souls. He rests in the arms of Jesus now... playing in the great band with Miss Emma. As long as we have his music and his memories... he'll still be here in Savannah... May God Bless and keep Mr. Ben's family and friends.
June 06, 2013
Ben had wonderful talent, personality and generosity. We will miss him greatly.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
This is truly a sad end to an era of life and music. Ben will be missed every day by the people that met him and his smile. Ms Gloria, I am so sorry to know Ben was taken away.
June 06, 2013
May the god of comfort be with you in your time of need. Read Matthew 5:4
June 06, 2013
Our condolences. He will be missed.
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
Thank you Ben Tucker for the love you gave to Savannah.We will miss you.
June 06, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
June 06, 2013
Thank you for your gift. May God bless you ~
June 06, 2013
Tucker Family, You are in my prayers. I am so sad because Ben was so kind to everyone and made music come alive in Savannah and the surrounding areas and we will all miss him. Donna Blackmon (formerly Donna Taylor - Pensacola, FL)
June 06, 2013
June 06, 2013
Will be sadly miss and he was a good jazz singer :)
June 06, 2013
A great loss for the community, and very sad. May God hold you, the family, very close at this extremely painful time. Love and prayers.
June 05, 2013
I am sorry to hear about another great jazzman leaving us!
June 05, 2013
My friend, we were together Sunday, where he played with a group as the children sang.
June 05, 2013
God will wipe the tears from our eyes.Tears now but one day it will joy
June 05, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
June 05, 2013
Gloria, Ben was not just a boss during the thirteen years that I was his Traffice Manager, he was also a great mentor. Ben will be greatly missed, for sure he and Joyce Boles are looking over the Ledger books of HEAVEN. Beverly Ryan
June 05, 2013
To the Tucker family. Ben Tucker will be greatly missed,he was a good man who always had a smile and a kind word. May good give you the strength to endure his loss. God Bless you all!
Jo Ann Washington-Wright
June 05, 2013
To the Tucker family. Sorry to hear of your great lost. Soon God will bring about wonderful time when death will be no more.
June 05, 2013
ben,rip....linc
June 05, 2013
A legendary musician, and a giant of a human being.I am one of his countless admirers who who miss him greatly. Than you Ben for your service to the cause of music. Philip Greenberg Artistic Director/Conductor Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra . Former Artistic Director/ Conductor Savannah Symphony
June 05, 2013
I met Ben Tucker at a dinner event and he treated me as if he had known me for all his life. I know he is with the Almighty Farther and playing his upright bass in King David's Band. He will be missed, My heart goes out to the Tucker family.
June 05, 2013
He's home. I shall miss his kindness and respect to me as a fellow musician.
June 05, 2013
Gloria and family our hearts go out .. Prayers to you all ! Ben was such a sweet Kind gentleman and smiling everytime we saw him. He truly was a legend and will be deeply missed.
June 05, 2013
May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.
June 05, 2013
.I offer my warmest condolences to sister Gloria and the family. I met Ben over 40 years ago when he became my new boss at WSOK. Ben brought with him a level of style and class as well as his vast knowledge of music, that made our station a number one contender in Black Radio. BEN TUCKER was my personal friend and mentor. Sincerely, Tommy Lester
June 05, 2013
Ben, Comin' Home, Baby is a favorite. Nobody that I've heard play it has done a bad job. Your music will be loved forever. I'll play When The Saints Go Marchin' In to your honor.
June 05, 2013
truly a great loss in the world of jazz he goes down with the greats of the bass. may god be with you Gloria during this sad time.... r.i.p.ben
June 05, 2013
Ben and Gloria opened the doors to my dream of becoming a journalist. I will never forget the morning Ben called to ask me to have breakfast with he and Gloria at the DeSoto Hilton in 1973. That breakfast meeting changed my life. Not only was he my employer at WSOK Radio, but a friend and mentor.
We will miss Ben.
Paul & Beverly Wesley (Atlanta, GA)
June 05, 2013
Listening to Ben Tucker and friends at Hard Hearted Hannah's and elsewhere in the late '80s and early '90s was one of the true pleasures of my time in Savannah. The smiles and good vibes he and his fellow musicians conjured live on, as do the effects of his generous spirit.
June 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 05, 2013
Gloria, our sincerest condolences to you for your loss. We love you and if you need anything please call us.
June 05, 2013
May the family find comfort and peace during this time of grief. Psalm 177:3
June 05, 2013
If those in God's memory, should ever fall asleep in death, they will never be forsaken. Because he promises those in the memorial tombs like Ben Tucker will hear our Lord and Savior's voice and come out.
June 05, 2013
Yesterday sadness spread over this community like a blanket of dark clouds.
So sad for the loss of this bright star of our community, he was so loved!,
Ben Tucker didn't act like a star. He was a friend, and carried a happy aura of kindness, and of love.
That's what I'll miss. The smile and the happiness he showed as he greeted each person, friend and fan. We'll all miss him, a great musician, and wow, what a legacy he leaves.
God Rest his soul.
Blessings, comfort and Love to the lovely Mrs. Gloria.
June 05, 2013
What a tragic way to end a great successful life. Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always. I met him at Westin, a sweet person. may God comfort you.
June 05, 2013
Mr. Tucker was a fixture in and around Savannah. Always smiling, happy and positive energy from this kind, graceful, gentle man. Savannah and surrounding communities will truly miss Mr. Ben. Rest in Peace, Sir.
June 05, 2013
June 05, 2013
TO MR.TUCKER'S FAMILY,TAKE COMFORT IN THIS SCRIPTUAL REFERENCE"LIKE A MAN WHOM HIS OWN MOTHER KEEPS COMFORTING,SO I MYSELF SHALL KEEP COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE."isah.66:13
June 05, 2013
The Savannah Community has lost a giant among giants in the passing of Mr. Ben Tucker. I did not know Mr. Tucker personally, but everytime I saw him, he was the epitome of a gentleman. My father, Silas Frazier and I extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Tucker and family. God bless you and keep you during this most difficult time.
June 05, 2013
Rest in Peace
June 05, 2013
I am sorry to hear of Ben Tucker's transition. We would go to Savannah on weekends just to hear him play. The world will miss a great jazz artist.
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