John Tucker


ROSSVILLE John Lewis Tucker, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.He was a member of Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church and had retired from the food service industry. He served in the U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve for 42 years and achieved the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. His passions in life were the Atlanta Braves, Chattanooga Lookouts and his family.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lorena Tucker; and brother, W.A. Tucker.Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bernice Tucker; four daughters, Linda (Nick) Harrison, Sandra (Barry) Atcheson, Karen (Tony) Porter and Rhonda (George) Lind; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Wallace; brother, Don Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Daniel Gilchrist and Rev. Johnny Powell officiating.The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today and from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the John Tucker Memorial Fund at the Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 161, Flintstone, GA 30725The family would like to thank the staff of NHC of Fort Oglethorpe and the Staff of Solomar Hospice for their loving care and support.Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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