Ray Moss Tucker, 82, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at Baptist Health in Louisville. He was a member of Finchville Baptist Church where he was a lifetime Deacon. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He returned to Finchville where he operated Homestead Acres, the family farm with 5 generations of his family. He served his community in many capacities. He was president of Dairyman Inc.; served on Kyana Board and was named Dairyman Young Cooperator. He was a former member and Chairman of Shelby County Board of Education, member and former president of Shelby County A&M; former chairman of Federal Land Bank Board; served on Plum Creek Watershed Commission; former director of Shelby County Farm Bureau and Southern States Shelbyville; KY Holstein Cattle Club, and was named Master Conservationist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallye Williams Tucker and his parents, Ray P. and Annie Moss Tucker. He is survived by his sister, Jane P. Tucker; son, Gil Tucker (Marcia); daughter, Ann Tucker Doyle (Eddie); all of Finchville; grandchildren, Ray Tucker (Stephanie); Josh Tucker (Bethany); both of Shelbyville; Catie R. Blythe (Cameron), Finchville; Caleb Doyle (Rebecca); and great grandchildren, Kaitlin Tucker and Nathan Tucker, all of Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Finchville Baptist Church. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Finchville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1, Finchville, KY 40022.