James W. 'Red' Tucker

Monday, April 29, 2019

James W. "Red" Tucker, 81, of Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, passed away on April 1, 2019.

He was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Greencastle, the son of Fred and Thelma (McCarson) Tucker.

He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War.

Red retired from Schwerman where he had worked as a diesel mechanic.

He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Auburndale.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Blume) Tucker; children Michael (Nora) Tucker, Joseph (Sheri) Tucker, Lisa (Steve) Collins, Rachaelle Jones, Robert (Marcy) Campbell and Patrick (Tammy) Campbell; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Fred Tucker; and two sisters, Alice McAvoy and Thelma Bumgardner.

The family will receive friends at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Red's memory to the First Missionary Baptist Church, 406 S. Main St., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.