May 6, 1943 — October 5, 2017

Thomas Lovell Tucker, 74, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Amarillo, Texas, to Lovell and Dorothy (Gibson) Tucker.

He served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan, Vietnam, Alaska and at Headquarters Strategic Air Command (SAC) in Nebraska as well as a liaison to SAC in Denver, Colorado. He retired after twenty years.

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He was a member of the American Legion 40-8 and a Life member of the Sweet Home Vets Club.

Thomas loved latch hook rugs, baseball, especially the Seattle Mariners, gardening, growing his roses, strategy computer games and model ship building. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities while stationed at Eielson AFB, including hunting, fishing and running a trapline at 40 degrees below zero.

He collected frogs, which his family and friends contributed to. His Frog “Bear” went with him.

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He called his granddaughter, Stasha, “Fred” when her mother was expecting. She remained “Fred” to Tom. Sasha named her son, Tom’s great-grandson, Frederick “Fred II” Garcia (2 months old).

Thomas is survived by his wife, Sherral “Sherry” (Hirschi) Tucker of Sweet Home; children: David (Mary), Daryel (Sandi), both of San Antonio Texas; siblings: Diane Reeves of Coeur D’alene, Idaho, Richard and his wife, Bonnie Tucker, of Hayden, Idaho; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lovell and Dorothy Tucker.

A memorial service with military honors will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com

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