Robert E. Tucker

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Robert E. "Tuck" Tucker, 76, of Lewisburg, owner and operator of Tucker Auto Parts, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Robert was born June 27, 1935, in the Ash Hill community of Williamson County.

Robert owned and operated Tucker Auto Parts since 1963. He enjoyed serving his customers that span through the 50 states as well as all his valued and loyal customers in Middle Tennessee and Marshall County. Robert was known by most as "Tuck" and always wore his blue coveralls. He referred to his shop as the "Place on the Hill" and drove a red wrecker and rollback for many years. He was on the board of directors of the Tennessee Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association, the Tennessee Valley Hotline Association, board member Farmers Bank and advisory board of CB&S Bank. He was a Master Mason and a man of Methodist faith. He made many lifelong friends through his business and community involvement that he treasured deeply.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lenora and Winston Tucker; brothers Tom, Gordon, Jack and Harold; and one sister, Mary Ann.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyne Jones Tucker; two sons, Thomas (Donella) Tucker of Abilene, Texas, and Terry Tucker of Belfast; two daughters, Torrie (David) Parsons of Columbia and Tiffany "Tip" (Seth) Kendall of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren John (Heather) Tucker and David Tucker, both of Lewisburg, Preston Tucker of Belfast, Kate and Kyle Parsons of Columbia, and Isaac Kendall of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three stepgrandchildren, Tambrein and Eric Bates and Crystal Callahan; two brothers, Arthur "Sal" Tucker and Roy "Pete" Tucker, both of Eagleville; one sister, Jane Gruber of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Tucker were held Tuesday, April 24, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Frank Smith and Tom Sumners officiating. Burial followed at Lone Oak Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

The pallbearers were Tom, Terry, John, David and Preston Tucker, Kate, Kyle and David Parsons, and Seth Kendall.

Honorary pallbearers were past and present CB&S Bank board members and CB&S Bank employees.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your local food bank, Meals on Wheels, or a church-supported food program.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.