OBITUARY

Bobby Lloyd Tucker

April 22, 1951December 7, 2013
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BOBBY LLOYD TUCKER, 62, of Cordova, passed away peacefully December 7, 2013 at his home. Mr. Tucker was a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he also played baseball. He was All SEC for four years at UT, an All American, All America Academics and was on the All Century team. Mr. Tucker was also inducted into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame and represented the United States in the World Baseball Games in Nicaragua in 1972. He later signed with the White Sox organization and played in the Minor Leagues for three years. Mr. Tucker is survived by his loving wife, Diane Tucker; his son, Robby Tucker and his wife, Ashton Tucker; his mother, Mary Tucker; two sisters, Sandra Lewis (Roger) and Patricia McGregor; and one brother, Johnny Tucker. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 2 p.m. all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Pkwy., Bartlett. The family would like to extend special thanks to Amedysis Hospice for their care as well as Mr. Tucker’s two caregivers, Pat and Joyce. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Harwood Center, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 3700 Germantown Pkwy. (901)937-1144

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 11, 2013
REMEMBERING

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Tom Powell

December 17, 2013

To Diane and mom Mary ... the ones I knew .. I am sad to learn the news ... much sadder that I didn't stay close after Bobby and I went through Messick together ... and a great college baseball rivalry at UT ... and Vanderbilt for me ... there were newspaper articles written during those great days in early '70's ... I never touched the level of talent that he had, but as a friend and teammate, he made me better throughout my baseball life ... and his dad ... was like a second father ... and never prouder of me ... I double dated with Bobby and Diane a number of times ... because Bobby had a car!! The picture gallery brings back many memories ... the Tucker home was familiar to me, as times were spent there ... the front porch was familiar ... and other pics, including the wedding ... the Lord has blessed us with Bobby's friendship and presence ... and has him now in a wonderful place. Diane and Mom ... I am thinking about you and Bobby. God Bless.

Duane Donahoo

December 17, 2013

Diane,
I am sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. He was a friend and a really good person, and my prayers are with you and your family.

Gary Tiller

December 13, 2013

So saddened by this news. Bobby was a great guy, a super student, and a phenomenal baseball player. I have great memories of our days as fraternity brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha at UT. Diane, I pray that for you and the family (that I did not know) the Peace of God and hearts & minds that are full of life memories. God Bless.

Barry Wright

December 13, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Bobby was one of my favorite UT players ever. He was recruited by and played for my father, the late Coach Bill Wright. VFL

Mike McClatchey

December 12, 2013

Sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. We were playmates,classmates,and friends on Toby lane many years ago. my condolences to all his family

Steve Turner

December 12, 2013

Diane,
I am very sad to hear of Bobby's passing. I remember him as so smart and so lovable. May God bless you and the family.

December 11, 2013

Very sad to read about Bobby's passing. We were Church and school friends many years ago. Condolences to the family.
Anne Marie Sherrill Norton

December 11, 2013

Diane and Robby
I am sorry for ur loss. He was a great friend! Now he is in good place.

barbara,bubba, kristen and shawn beloate

Mike Demster

December 11, 2013

Bobby was a great friend and baseball player. Smart as a whip, I will always remember his great sense of humor, as well as his accomplishments on the field. My prayers to Diane and family.

Paul Patterson

December 11, 2013

Bobby was a teammate of mine on the Chicago White Sox AA farm team : Knoxville Sox. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.