Glen A. Tucker, son of the late James A. Tucker and Velma Wicker Tucker, was born on Oct. 13, 1946 at Caruthersville and died on April 12, 2010 at the age of 63. He has two sisters, Frances Cottner and Betty Barks of Hecker, Ill.; and one brother, James Tucker of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Kay Dowdy in 1965. They have two sons, Kelly Ray Tucker of Dexter and Corey Wade Tucker and his wife Stacy (Kelley) Tucker of Poplar Bluff. He has two grandchildren, Kara Tucker of Dexter and Tyler Glen Tucker of Poplar Bluff: one great-granddaughter, Kylie of Dexter.
Beginning at a young age, Glen was self-employed in floor covering installation and retired in 1998 due to illness.
Glen joined the Jaycees at age 18, although he had to wait until 21 to become an official member. He served on the Board for 19 years. During this time, the Jaycees were instrumental in collaborative efforts to assist the Dexter Community with acquiring a hospital and public swimming pool. He led the Jaycees for 10 years and presided over the Stoddard County Fair. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, served as a deacon for many years and was involved in the media ministry, striving to share Christ's love with many others. He was an avid hunter for many years and a conservationist of animals and forestry.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010 in the First Baptist Church in Dexter with Dr. Steve Easterwood and Don Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter.
Memorials may be made to the 18 ForeLife, %Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Mo. 63841 or to the First Baptist Church Media Ministry, 11 West Castor Street, Dexter, Mo. 63841. Envelopes will be provided at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.