Raymond Donald Tucker

June 30, 1941 - November 28, 2009

06/30/1941 - 11/28/2009

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Thursday December 03, 2009
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

RAY D. TUCKER, 68, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, Nov 28 2009, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a son of the late Lee and Alice Tucker, and was also preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Tucker. He retired from Dupont with 30 years of service, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 77, VFW Post 7467, Masonic Lodge and the Shrinerís Club.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, but together for 31, Patricia Ann Levi Tucker; one son and his wife, Brian and Jessica Tucker of Arden; step-children, Sonya Fletcher of E. Flat Rock, Dale Fletcher of Asheville, and Dean Fletcher of Jacksonville, FL. One sister, Irene Corn; two brothers, Robert Tucker and Lee Tucker Jr.; two grandchildren, Gabrielle and Morgan Tucker; 3 stepñgrandchildren, Brandon and Jordan Fletcher and Jacob Sherrill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, Dec 3 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Herbert Putnam officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, HedrickñRhodes VFW Post 5206, DAV Chapter 14. No formal visitation is planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville SC 29605.

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Bill and Jan Stakias
8 years ago


There aren’t words to express how much we will miss Ray. He was a one-of-a-kind friend.

We love you.

Bill and Jan

Donald & Marilyn Haynes
8 years ago

Just wanted to let you know how sorry and shocked we are with your loss. We had such a good time with you folks in Concord Nov. 6 – 7. The line for the guest book was long and we had to get to the Country Club to decorate for the Awards banquet, say nothing of being cold. We pray that God gives you the strength to endure, and gives you Peace.

Jamie Osteen
8 years ago

Pat and Brian,

We are so sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Love, Tony and Jamie Osteen

Jack & Noel Davis
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were extremely shocked to hear of Ray’s passing. We will miss our association via the dance clubs and Ray’s “always” positive outlook and attitude.

Barbara & Blayne Turner
8 years ago

Words cannot express our grief and sorrow. We have lost a very dear friend, traveling companion,dancer and a “go-to” person. Our prayers are with you

Love from Barbara & Blayne

Amy Dills
8 years ago

Your family is my thoughts.

Vera and Pete Hill
8 years ago


Vera and I were shocked of the sudden loss of our dancing friend, my e-mail friend and over all friend,Ray. Our hearts and our concerns go out to especially you as well as to your family. We love both of you and words cannot express our thoughts and feelings sufficiently and so we extend our sincere sympathies and condolences. You will be in our prayers.

Vera and Pete Hill

Nick Lambert
8 years ago

we are sorry to hear about

Ray’s passing.You are in our

thoughts and prayers.May God

bless and comfort you.

Gary & Peggy Taylor
8 years ago

Dear Pat,

We are so very sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that You are in Our Thoughts and Prayers!

With Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy,

Gary & Peggy Taylor

Chris & Clarenda Lindsey
8 years ago

We are truly sorry for your loss. We will pray for you daily, Ann & the rest of the family.

Chris & Clarenda Lindsey