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FLOYD R. "GATOR" TUCKER


1939 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
FLOYD R. "GATOR" TUCKER Obituary
DeKALB – Floyd R. Tucker, 73, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich.
 
Born Nov. 7, 1939, in Decatur, the son of Floyd and Mary (Lynch) Tucker, he married Linda McCaslin Dec. 31, 1987, in Sycamore.
 
Floyd was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1957-59. He was an employed Iron Worker and member of Local 393 in Aurora. Floyd was a member of the American Legion, DeKalb Moose Club, lifetime member of the American Vets, and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and karaoke.
 
He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Michael Tucker of DeKalb; daughter, LeAnn Swinton of Creston; granddaughter, Sarah Swinton of Creston; stepchildren, Kim McCaslin of DeKalb and Lisa (Gilbert) Nieto of Rochelle; stepgrandchildren, Amber and Geoffrey Walls of DeKalb, Jaya and Michael Nieto of Rochelle; sister, Beverly Stanley of Marceline, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, with full military honors by a DeKalb County Honor Guard. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Floyd R. Tucker Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
 
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2013
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