Frank “Eddie” Edward Tucker of Windsor, MO formerly of St. James passed away Thursday August 6, 2020 at the Windsor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85 years of age.
He was born July 20, 1935 in St. James, MO the son of the late Frank Ivan and Pearl Edith Mitchell Tucker.
On December 20th, 1956, he was united in marriage to Kaloaha Donnell “Kitty” Meadows.
Mr. Tucker is survived by his beloved wife “Kitty” of 63 years. Sons: Clay Allen Tucker (Teena) of Mulvane, KS and Lance Stuart Tucker (Sheila) of Warrensburg, MO. Daughters: Dale Nova Bigsby (Morgan) of Swanton, VA, Gail Coash (Ted Sr) of Bolivar, MO and Frankie Moffett (David) of Fairplay, MO. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Jim Tucker (Chizuko), and one grandson Brody Tucker.
Frank was born and grew up in St. James and entered the Air Force on February 2, 1954 as a Airplane Mechanic and was soon moved to the position as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force and received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He loved the Military and enjoyed talking about his service to his country. After his military career he and his wife Kitty drove a truck traveling many states and enjoying the beautiful sites of the United States. He loved his family and especially loved his grandchildren. Eddie had a great sense of humor. He always had a joke or a story to tell, and made most situations comical. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Frank Edward “Eddie” Tucker will lie in state Friday from 6-8 p.m. August 14, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 15, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Dale Snyder and Josh Moffett officiating. Vocalists will sing Go Rest High on That Mountain, In The Garden, Amazing Grace and I’ll Fly Away. Pianist Debra Taber will play for the Service. Pallbearers will be Cody Moffett, Josh Moffett, Gary Tucker, Cory Coash, Teddy Coash and Cayl Tucker. Burial with Full Military Honors will be at the family plot at Adams Cemetery. Funeral Escort will be provided by the South Central Patriot Guard Riders.
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All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.
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