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Robert Tucker

April 12, 1937 — February 29, 2024


Robert A. Tucker, 86, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  He was born in Hamilton, MS on April 12, 1937 to Lafayette Miller and Marguerite Fraser Tucker.  He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and he also attended Mississippi State University.  He worked in civil service at the Columbus Air Force Base retiring in 1998 after 32 years. He married Shirley Byrd in 1983, and he was an accomplished craftsman who enjoyed woodworking.  His other hobbies included traveling and hunting.  He was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church. 


Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Hamilton Friendship Church with Rev. Roger McGrew and Rev. Tom Sims officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.  


In addition to his wife, Shirley Tucker, he is survived by his children, Scott Tucker of Hamilton, Terri Tucker Quan (Adolfo) of Toronto, Ontario Canada; Sherry Tucker Young (Robin) of O’Fallon, MO; Wayne Tucker of Starkville, MS; Phillip Strawbridge (Yong) of North Augusta, SC; Christy Strawbridge of Gulfport, MS; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Strawbridge of Lancaster, PA; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  


He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roy M. Tucker, Sr. and James W. Tucker, sister, Lydia Word and son, Gregg Strawbridge.


Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.


Visitation will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service hour.  


Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or to the Hamilton Friendship Church.


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