Jessie Earl Tucker, 75, of Paris, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his home. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17th, at The Gospel Lighthouse Church with Rev. Chris Kelley and Rev. Shane Renfro officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at the Columbarium of Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Tucker, the son of Judge Franklin & Opal Pearl Pate Tucker, was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Marked Tree, AR.
He was a mechanic, working on farm equipment, and a farmer before beginning his career as a diesel truck mechanic for Merico where he worked thirty years before his retirement.
Work was his hobby! He enjoyed fishing and hunting. During his later years it was his joy to contribute to ministries, and it was shortly before the death of his daughter, Samantha, that he joined The Gospel Lighthouse Church and was baptized.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Samantha Palmer, and siblings; Rosetta Watts, Mary Watts, Ann Davis, Margaret Tucker, Deborah Tucker, David Tucker, Daniel Tucker and Paul Tucker.
Survivors include children; David Tucker & fiancé Gayle of Paris, Michael Tucker & wife Jessica of Paris, Jessie Paul Tucker & wife Stormy of Detroit, Tammy Tucker of Blossom, and Kelli McDowell & husband Billy of Paris, the mother of his children, Carolyn Tucker of Paris, grandchildren; Amber Lott, Dewayne Tucker, Stacia Tucker, Karley Tucker, Kacie Tucker, Baylie Tucker, Heather Bybee, Courtney Palmer, Ashley Anderson, Brandon Brewer, Austin Tucker, Jessie Aaron Tucker, Blayne Tucker, Kenton Upton, Kayla Tucker, Kody Golightly, Trevor Cato, Shelby Cato, and Charlie McDowell, nineteen great grandchildren, siblings; Tommy Tucker of Harrisburg, AR, Phillip Tucker of Harrisburg, AR and Joyce Miller of Gilmer, AR, his cat Thomas who was his best friend, numerous nieces & nephews along with a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Gospel Lighthouse Church, 7620 Highway 271 N., Powderly, TX 75473.
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