Jack Dalton Tucker

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Jack Dalton Tucker passed away on March 18, 2019, at his home in Blue Springs, Mo. He was 89.

Jack lived in East Prairie for 47 years before moving to the Kansas City area in 2004. Jack was born January 16, 1930, near Cassville, Mo., to the late Oliver and Ardelia (Preddy) Tucker. He was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Thompson on June 19, 1955, in Jackson, Tenn. The happy couple was married for fifty-one years and was only parted by Ellenís death in 2006.

Jack is survived by three children, Sarah Ellen Poff, Blue Springs; Janelle Marie Cardenas of Fort Worth, Texas; Keith Oliver Tucker of Keller, Texas.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, April and Joe Buchanan, John David Poff, Mary Ellen (Poff) and Chris Lohmann, Christine Marie Tucker and Matthew Dalton Tucker; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Buchanan, Annaleigh and Lydia Lohmann; a sister-in-law, Shirley Tucker; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Floyd Oren Tucker.

Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, where he served as chairman of the deacons, Sunday School superintendent, and on numerous church committees. He was also elected moderator of the Charleston Baptist Association. He served on the board of directors of the East Prairie Nutrition Center for eight years and was chairman of the board for seven years. Jack was instrumental in the 2006 building, which now bears his name. In retirement, Jack also wrote a book about his childhood in Cassville, Mo., called Digging Deep in Tucker Tales.

Services will be in East Prairie, Mo., on Saturday, March 30.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Prairie Nutrition Center, 304 E Main, East Prairie, MO, or the First Baptist Church of East Prairie, 205 Pearl Street.