Ben Tucker

  • "He was a great musician."
    - Cindy Calhoun
  • "Mr. Tucker, It was truly my pleasure to hear you and your..."
    - Byron Scott
  • "Gloria, Paul and I just learned the sad news of your loss...."
  • "We have lost a beautiful man. Peace be with you in this..."
  • "My mother and I moved to Savannah in the late 70's. Shortly..."
    - Marsha Hoilman

Ben Tucker - SAVANNAH - Ben Tucker, legendary jazz musician, community icon, and benevolent spirit who had a smile that opened doors and established friendships all over the world died at the age of 82, on June 4, 2013. Benjamin Tucker is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gloria Tucker, Wayne Tucker (son), Ivan Daly, (stepson), Reuben Tucker (twin brother) and his wife Erma; nephews Desmond, David and Derrick; nieces Loretta, and Larae; Edwin Grimsley, grandson; a host of other relatives and grand children. Mr. Tucker will lie in state Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 2:00 -7:00 p.m. for public viewing at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street, at Wright Square, Savannah, GA. 31401. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Public Jazz Concert immediately after the service - Monday, June 10, 2013, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ellis Square, Savannah, GA. (Bring the family to celebrate Ben Tucker's Legacy in Savannah, musicians & children welcome to join in this celebration.) In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Savannah Theater, 222 Bull St. Remembrances: In lieu of flowers the Tucker family requests donations be sent to: The Ben Tucker Family Foundation, c/o The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Please sign our online guestbook at Savannah Morning News June 8, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at
Published in Savannah Morning News on June 8, 2013
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