William A. ‘Bill’ Tucker, 67, of Warren, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 19, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA.
Born on October 24, 1953, in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Anna Mae Shepard Tucker. Bill was a 1971 graduate of Warren Area High School. He later graduated from Jamestown Business College with degrees in Sales and Marketing, and Accounting. He was employed with the Blair Corporation for 35 years, retiring as Vice President of Mailing. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was active on many church committees, helped with work bees, and would provide special music for worship services.
He was active with several area bands; the Jamestown Community College Band, and Jazz Band, Pearl City Jazz Band, Elks Band, and the Jamestown Municipal Band. Being very community-minded, Bill was active with The Toy Shoppe of Warren, Warren Jaycees, Boy Scouts of America, served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, the Ruth Smith Home, and the Warren Civic Orchestra. Bill enjoyed cooking, woodworking, gardening, reading history books, and was a Civil War buff. He especially loved being a Dad to his girls, and Papa to his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dee Dee Weber Tucker, whom he married on June 23, 1973, in Warren, PA; 3 children – Emily Kate Tucker Laird and her husband, Price, of Lawrenceville, GA and their children – Lacey Laird and her children, Maelin and Bailey, and Mason Laird and daughter, Irie; Megan Elizabeth Tucker Keiper and her husband, Aaron, of Loganville, GA, and their children – Emilyn and Adysen Keiper; and Dorothy Anne Tucker Dunst and her husband, Michael, of Cleveland, OH, and their children – Matthew and Braeden; 2 brothers – Robert David Tucker and his wife, Susan, of Warren, PA, and Stephen Andrew Tucker and his husband, Gregory, of Rochester, NY; In laws – Lorry Hazelwood and her husband, David, John C. Weber, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, and David E. Weber and his wife, Denise; 3 aunts – Janice Lewis, Kitty Tucker, and Jayne Tucker; and many cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, PA, with Rev. Dr. Mark E. Hecht, Senior Minister, and Rev. William Starr, former Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlors beginning at 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private in the church Memorial Garden. Those wishing to place a memorial in Bill’s memory may do so to The Toy Shoppe of Warren and sent to Penn Soil RC & D, 4000 Conewango Ave., Warren, PA, 16365, or to First United Methodist Church to the attention of the Trustees, 200 Market St., Warren, PA, 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.