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Photo courtesy of Gilbertson Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Stanwood
Lenard W Tucker
May 8, 1942 – Oct 18, 2021 (Age 79)
With fondest memories we remember Lenard Wayne “Mighty Mojo” Tucker who left this world on October 18th, 2021 with his wife by his side. Mojo’s battle with dementia was hard to watch as our Mojo disappeared a little more each day. He was preceded in death by his mother Nelsie “Louise” Tucker, father Lawrence Cecil Tucker and his son Ronnie Edward Tucker.
Mojo was born May 8th, 1942 in Monett, Missouri to Louise and Lawrence Tucker. He grew up with a love of Elvis and Chevy El Caminos. With his first wife, Sharon Maag they had four children: Tony, Ronnie, Tami and Tina. For the past 38 years Mojo spent his life with his wife Cecelia and gained four more children: Julie, Frank, Susan and Shane. Between his eight children, they gave him seventeen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
Mighty Mojo spent the last twenty years before retirement driving truck for Smokey Point Concrete where he made many close friends. Many of his grandchildren remember driving though Arlington and seeing Papa Mojo behind the wheel of his truck. We would pump our arms out the window and Papa would blast his horn as his entire face lit up.
Mojo had a deep love for his family, his Chevy El Caminos, camping trips to the beach, M&M’s (they had an entire room decorated in all things M&M’s.) and the delicious food his wife could make. Many holidays were spent in their home, surrounded by their family waiting for Cecelia’s amazing cooking.
So many memories we all share of Mojo will include the way his smile would light up a room and the twinkle in his eyes when he saw his family no matter how long it had been. His laugh is going to be one of the things we all miss the most. With so much love we remember all the things that made him our Mighty Mojo.
Next spring, a graveside memorial will be held in Friday Harbor, Washington.