November 26, 2013

Barney Alden Tucker



Mr. Tucker is survived by his elder daughter, Alice-Anne Tucker Birch (Tony), Bethesda, Md.; his grandchildren, Alexandra Birch Rose (Jim) of Natick, Mass., and Tucker Birch, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; his son-in-law Scott Nieboer and grandson, Case Nieboer, Nashville, Tenn; and great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Sam Rose. He is also survived by his sister, Nell Tucker Abernethy, Burlington, N.C., as well as many devoted nieces and nephews from both the Tucker and Keplar families.

Mr. Tucker was predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley, his adored younger daughter Alden Tucker Nieboer, and siblings, William and Dale Tucker, Baileyton, Tenn.,, and Josephine Tucker Neal, Forest City, N.C.

A luncheon and visitation was at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Baileyton Baptist Church, with church services at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Price’s Cemetery. He was buried with military honors and a 21-gun salute by the Greene County Honor Guard.

The services was officiated by the Reverend James Roberts, with arrangements by Jeffers Mortuary.

Pallbearers were Scott Nieboer, Case Nieboer, Tony Birch, Tucker Birch, Robert Tucker and Dale “Bud” Tucker.

Memorial gifts may be made to Price’s Cemetery, c/o Treasurer, Phil Harter, 150 Grandview Lane, Bulls Gap, Tenn., 37711 or to the charity of your choice.

Barney Tucker spent a lifetime “giving back.”

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