Tucker, Gary Lee, age 66, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died November 7, 2017. Gary was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ. He retired from Bridgestone with 36 years of service and was owner of Part-Time Fencing. Gary was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He also enjoyed watching Classic Westerns. Gary loved helping people, but his greatest joy was spoiling his grandchildren, who so lovingly called him “Pa”.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Tucker, and his father-in-law, Bill Shepherd.
He is survived by: Wife of 42 years – Cindy Shepherd Tucker; Mother – Lil Tucker; Children – Rod (Brandi) Tucker, Candice (Thomas) Fults and Courtney (Drue) Jolly; Sisters – Denise (Ed) Tignor, Janet (Randy) Carey and Joyce Tucker; Grandchildren – Cassie Tucker, Macie Fults, Maggie Fults, Tucker Jolly and Adriana Ward; Mother-in-law – LaVerne Shepherd; Sister-in-law – Ellen (Don) Zimmerman; Brother-in-law – Steven Shepherd.
Funeral services were conducted 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Andy Connelly officiating. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Rod Tucker, Thomas Fults, Drue Jolly, Don Zimmerman, Marc Colson, Jonathan Hobbs, David Lee and Steven Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Williams, Buddy Robinson, Jason Hobbs and Jeremy Hobbs.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 381010-9908.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com