Ralph Tucker

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SIDNEY — Ralph Gene Tucker, 77, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Miami Valley Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1939. in McCreary County, Kentucky, the son of the late Mose and Lillie (Hines) Tucker.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Janet (Disbennett) Tucker; children, David (Sandra) Tucker, Deborah Young, Jeffrey (Kelli) Tucker and Catherine (Larry) Epley; grandchildren, Matthew Young, Sarah (Jose) Matos, Katie Young, Nathan Tucker, Jennifer (Mickey) Rios, Hannah (Ryan Shirk) Tucker, Michael Tucker and Jarrod Tucker; great-grandchildren, Carlie and Bella Matos, Isaiah, Adrian and Emily Rios, and Adeline Shirk. Also surviving are brothers, James (Sylvia) Tucker, Glen Tucker and Reed (Myra) Tucker; sisters, Virginia Sue Canada and Mary Keith Baird; brother-in-law, Frances Disbennett and Robert (Eileen) Disbennett; and sister-in-law, Beverley Disbennett.

Ralph was preceded in death brother, Junior Lee Tucker, sister, Joyce (Elisha) Clark, sister-in-law, Faye Tucker, brothers-in-law, Charles Canada, Jim Keith and Eddie Baird, father and mother-in-law Clifton (Joida) Disbennett, brother-in-law, Clifton William Disbennett, sister-in-law, Norma Disbennett, and son-in-law, Tony Young.

Mr. Tucker worked at Gartland-Haswell Foundry for many years and retired from Piqua Emery Foundry in 2004. Ralph enjoyed playing cards, hunting and fishing, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ralph was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with all his family. He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. Harold McKnight officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until hour of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be expressed to the Tucker family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2016