Hugh Lyndell Tucker, a long-time resident of Clinton Township, was received into the loving arms of Jesus under the care of Hospice the morning of Saturday, November 23, at the age of 86 years.
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Hugh was born on July 11, 1933 in Tullahoma, Tennessee and raised by his loving parents, George and Jessie Tucker. In his early years, he worked construction and was employed by Palace Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services as a truck driver before serving his country in the U.S. Army. Following his service to our country, he continued his employment with Palace Quality; and, through hard work and dedication, he ended his career as Vice President of Sales. He retired at the age of 65. Hugh had a love for sports, both as a spectator and as a participant. He played softball (pitcher) and racquetball well into his 70’s and also loved to play basketball. He coached the church boys’ basketball team and mentored many young men through that program. One of Hugh’s hobbies was wood working, and he would spend numerous hours in his workshop making various things for friends and family. He was also a great handyman who could fix anything and would always make family projects come to life. His true loves, other than his God, were his family and his church. He was a strong leader, stood tall for his Christian beliefs, and walked the talk every day of his life. He has touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Hugh is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy Ann; his loving children, Kathleen (Anthony) Collie, Amy (Scot) Wilging, Nancy (Lionel) Gale, and Hugh (Michele) Tucker. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and his blessed 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Hugh is preceded in death by 11 siblings and his mother and father.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, from 2:00-8:00pm at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home located at 32814 Utica, Fraser. The funeral will be held at the Bethel Baptist Church (24600 Little Mack Avenue, St. Clair Shores) on Wednesday, November 27, with visitation from 10:00-11:00am and the service from 11:00am-12:00pm. A luncheon to celebration Hugh’s life will be held at the church immediately following the service. A private burial will be held at Cadillac Memorial Gardens, East in Clinton Township.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the Bethel Baptist Church is appreciated. Share memories with the family at www.faulmannwalsh.com.