Mr. William J. Tucker, age 83 passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2021.
His memories will forever be cherished by his wife of 56 years, Sandy; two daughters, Tina (Mike) Ruane of Stratford, CT, Kay (Steve) Wright of Augusta, GA; two sisters, Pat (Butch) Kirkland of Cape Coral, FL, Luane (Douglas) Olson of Toulon, IL, 1 grandson, Christopher (Brianna) Tucker, 3 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Brenton, Samiya of Augusta, GA, 2 nephews Terry Clark, Brad Clark, 2 nieces Krista Eble, Chelsea Frankenreider and numerous great nieces and nephews.
William is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served honorably for 20 years in the Navy achieving the rank of Petty Officer First-Class. For his service he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Award, Vietnam Service (4 bronze stars), Good Conduct Medal (4th and 5th), Meritorious Unit Award, and Naval Unit commendations. He participated during operation NEW LIFE in Guam and earned the distinct membership into the elite group, the SEABEES.
William was a loving husband and shared his passions for sports, restoring old cars, and fishing. He will be laid to rest in Arlington Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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