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.