Donald-Tucker-Obituary

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Donald Eugene Tucker

Feb 12, 1937 - Oct 26, 2020 (Age 83)

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Donald Eugene Tucker passed away at the age of 83 on Monday October 26, 2020 surrounded by his family. Mr. Tucker was born in Barber, North Carolina on February 12, 1937 to Robert Cleo and Maryann Charlotte Austin Tucker. He resided in Deridder, Louisiana at the time of his death.

Donald served his country in the United States Army from May 27, 1955 through August 1, 1975 and achieved the rank of First Sargent, E8. After retirement from the US Army, Donald worked various jobs providing for his family until permanent retirement at the birth of his first grandchild. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious service and the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism during ground combat. Donald had three things in his life that he was extremely proud of, his worn out bible, his family, and his military service. This pride was not that of boastfulness, but one that made him smile and feel that God was smiling down upon him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Joy Loraine Hilbun Tucker of Deridder, LA, sister Francis O’Neal of Cooleemee, NC, one son, Shane Austin (Sonja) of Deridder, LA and one daughter, Donnell Elizabeth Tucker Williams (Brian) of Purvis, MS. Grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Tucker Maricle (Blake) of Deridder, LA, Jacob Tucker Williams (Tate) of Purvis, MS, Shane “Austin” Tucker Jr. of DeRidder, LA (USMC), Samuel Brian Williams of Cleveland, MS, Rebecca Joy Williams of Starkville, MS, Stuart Adam Tucker of Deridder, LA, Spencer Andrew Tucker of Deridder, LA and Rose Bendy Isma Tucker of Deridder, LA. Great grand children Cooper Dayne and Evyn Blair Maricle of Deridder, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lonnie Robert Tucker, Jimmy Lee Tucker, and Larry Kent Tucker and 2 sisters, Betty Aline Brown and Edna Lucille Kyles.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Deridder, LA under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with services to follow and burial will be at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, LA.

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