Claude Eugene "Gene" Tucker III (1944 - 2019)

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Claude Eugene "Gene" Tucker III
December 11, 1944 - January 11, 2019
Macon, GA- Claude Eugene Tucker, III, "Gene", of Macon, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Tim Bagwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, entering through the North Gate. The family will greet friends 1:00 PM to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Centenary UMC, 1290 College Street, Macon, GA 31201.
Mr. Tucker graduated from Lanier High School in 1963 and was the owner of Corvette Classics in Monroe County. Mr. Tucker's passion for Corvettes began in the early 1960's, eventually opening Corvette Classics in 1969. He was instrumental in finding, restoring and preserving iconic Corvettes throughout the years. Mr. Tucker was a judge for many years for the Bloomington Gold Corvettes and The National Corvette Restorers Society. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude Eugene Tucker, Jr., and Virginia Neal Tucker, and his sister, Kathy Simmons.
Survivors: Wife, Judy James Tucker, of Macon; Daughter, Debra (Thomas) Phillips, of Macon; Daughter, Angela (Stephen) Yaklin, of Canton, GA; Son, Robert Neal Tucker, of Macon; Grandchildren, Kyle (Ashley) Yaklin, Wade Yaklin, Bryce Yaklin, Luke Yaklin, Madeleine Tucker and Robert Neal Tucker, Jr.
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Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, has charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Telegraph on Jan. 13, 2019