Charles Waylon 'Tommy' Tucker


Mr. Charles Waylon "Tommy" Tucker, age 84, of Eldridge, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his residence. 

Mr. Tucker was a member of the Eldridge Church of Christ and a Volunteer Fireman with Eldridge Fire Department. He grew up on his family farm in Fayette County, where he enjoyed spending his spare time fishing from the creek banks.  He worked in the auto industry in Detroit for Chrysler Corporation until being drafted into the United States Army in 1957 during the Korean war. Upon his return from service, Tommy worked in the mining industry until 1991 when he started delivering parts for Scott's Auto Salvage. Mr. Tucker loved camping, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lucille Sprinkle Tucker; sister, Louise Tucker Riggs; niece, Renee Hayes Wheat; and nephew, Grant Tucker.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patsy Long Tucker; daughters, Vickie Cosby (Kevin) and Sherrie Behel (Wade); son, Scott Tucker (Meloney); grandchildren, Shaun Cosby (Ashley), Luke Cantrell (Amanda), Seth Cosby, Tyler Behel (Brittany), Chelle Tucker Phillips (Mike), Hayden Behel, and Wesley Tucker (Chelsea); great-grandchildren, Kate Cantrell, Preston Cantrell, Owen Cosby, Sam Cantrell, Waylon Behel, Wright Cantrell, and South Behel; sisters, Margie Sue Wallace (Jim), Glenda Logan (Veston), and Donna Turner (Tommy); brothers, Johnny Tucker (Betty) and Larry Tucker (Dorothy); brother-in-law, Wayne Riggs; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Eldridge Church of Christ in Eldridge. Funeral services will be  today, Aug. 14, 2018, at noon at Eldridge Church of Christ, with burial following at Kelley Cemetery. Gilbert Behel, Derek Porter, and Lonnie Ingram will officiate. 

Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield; 205-487-4327