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Milan, TN - Coach John Wade Tucker, age 80, was called home to eternal rest on Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was born on December 12, 1933 to the late Mike Kelly Tucker and Sara Wade Tucker.
John graduated from Jackson Northside High School, Bethel College and received his Masters degree from George Peabody College in Nashville, TN. He was an active member of Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
John taught and coached for 43 years in Parsons, Tiptonville, Hohenwald, Dickson, Milan, Gibson County, and Humboldt with 25 of those years being in Milan.
John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Keaton Tucker; children, Dr. John Wade (Kathryn) Tucker, Jr., Sara Ruth (Dan) Kyle, Mike Keaton (Star) Tucker and Paul Bryant (Darla) Tucker; grandchildren, John Wade "Tripp" Tucker III (Brittney), Dr. Lauren (Chip) Trammell, John Keaton Morris, Lindsay (Sid) Crocker, Rachel Tucker, Abbey Tucker, Meredith Tucker, Bryant Tucker and Candace Tucker; great grandchildren, Aven Kathryn Trammell, Tucker Wade Trammell and John Wade "Ford" Tucker IV. He is also survived by one sister, Michael Ann Walker of Jackson.
Funeral services for Coach Tucker will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Bodkin Funeral Home, (631) 686-3111
Bodkin Funeral Home - Milan
2000 South 1ST Milan, TN 38358
Published in The Jackson Sun from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2014