Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA


James Michael "Mike" Tucker

December 13, 1961December 1, 2019
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Mr. James Michael “Mike” Tucker, 57, of Pine Mountain, GA passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, GA.

Mike was born December 13, 1961 in LaGrange, GA, son of James William “Billy” Tucker and Charlotte Nell Smith Tucker. He was a long time member of Rosemont Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to Rev. Jimmy McMillian’s sermons. For a number of years, Mike worked with his father at Tucker’s Garage and later was employed with Propane Gas Services, Inc. He was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and loved farming. Mike was an avid Nascar fan and was a talented racecar driver himself. Mike loved and will be missed by his family, friends, and everyone that knew him.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Joann Cotton Tucker; daughter, Britney Tucker (Scott Evans); sons, Will Tucker and Dalton Tucker (Lauren Steele); stepson, Joshua (Emily) McDaniel; grandchildren, Waylan Cummings, Harper Lynn Evans, Conway Tucker, Lane McDaniel, and Layten Evans; sister, Pam (Lee) Ferguson; aunt, Rochell (John) Brooks; niece, Brandi (Thomas) Dailey; nephew, Matthew (Kristen) Ferguson; special cousins, Echols and Linda Hart; great nieces and nephews, Evan Dailey, Liam Dailey, Macy Dailey, and Grady Ferguson; the Cotton family, several other relatives and friends.

The visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home. The Celebration of Life service will be 2:00pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Rev. Jimmy McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Congregational Christian Church Cemetery.

The family will gather at the home of his parents, 1153 Oak Grove Rd, Pine Mountain, Ga 31822.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636. www.shlagrange.com.


  • James "Billy" William Tucker, Father
  • Charlotte Nell Smith Tucker, Mother
  • Joann Cotton Tucker, Wife
  • Britney Tucker & Scott Evans, Daughter
  • Will Tucker, Son
  • Dalton Tucker & Lauren Steele, Son
  • Joshua & Emily McDaniel, Stepson
  • Waylan Cummings, Grandchild
  • Harper Lynn Evans, Grandchild
  • Conway Tucker, Grandchild
  • Lane McDaniel, Grandchild
  • Layten Evans, Grandchild
  • Pam & Lee Ferguson, Sister
  • Rochelle & John Brooks, Aunt
  • Brandi & Thomas Dailey, Niece
  • Matthew & Kristen Ferguson, Nephew
  • Echols & Linda Hart, Special Cousins
  • Evan Dailey, Great Nephew
  • Liam Dailey, Great Nephew
  • Macy Dailey, Great Niece
  • Grady Ferguson, Great Nephew
  • also the Entire Cotton Family, several other relatives and friends.

  • Matt, Pallbearer
  • Will, Pallbearer
  • Dalton, Pallbearer
  • Chris Armstrong, Pallbearer
  • Don Evans, Pallbearer
  • Wyatt, Pallbearer
  • Blake, Pallbearer


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, December 4, 2019


James Michael "Mike" Tucker

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Pete McGuire

December 3, 2019

Mike is one of the few people I have known my entire life... from diapers to school and beyond. He was a good friend! A couple of years ago I ran into him at Walmart... he was looking for something. I asked him what he was looking for and he said "my grandson". I panicked thinking a young boy was walking around missing so I asked what he was wearing, what did he look like and I told him I'd help find him. Mike laughed and with his usual smile said, "no, he's not that young". Just being his casual self!
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Mike will be missed by many.

bob yarbrough

December 3, 2019

lot's of saturday night racing memories at senoia speedway with this man . he always raced me hard & clean . we never had a dispute or hard words . i remember one year he was going to win the championship in his class but medical problems caused him not to get it . i really hated it happened that way . i have known him for close to 40 years & it was a pleasure . rest in peace Mike .

Linda Hart

December 3, 2019

Brother we've had so many memories for the last 54 years ,you and Pam coming down to the house to see me and play, not counting all the years your mama & daddy,me and Echols dragging you youngins all over the the country racing ,and we had one heck of a good time,I'll treasure all our years as a family.I love you baby ,till we meet again

Robin Cole

December 3, 2019

Thinking of you at this difficult time and wishing you comfort.
Gregg & Robin Cole

Bobby Yarbrough

December 3, 2019

I will always remember Mike for his hard work and respect he always had for me. I also had high respect for him. Through all his health issues and suffering he never complained or quit his hard work ethics. Mike was an excellent father , grandfather, and husband. He will forever be missed and can never be replaced. I loved you Mike. Rest in peace. You earned your place in heaven. Bobby Yarbrough.

Dale Treadwell

December 2, 2019

Words cannot cover the memories he made with Emory, me and Duane and Shannon. From him racing cars to both of our son’s racing cars, working on the cars from here to Iowa and back. He was a true friend to us, he fought a good fight, he finished the race, he’s crossed the finish line, won the race. He will be missed by the Treadwell family.

lamar wilson

December 2, 2019

Enjoyed my friendship and times at the racetrack with Mike. He will be missed

Edythe Edwards

December 2, 2019

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our family have you in our prayers. RIP

Jane Fryer

December 2, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family
Jane fryer, Mike fryer and Donna fryer May

Amy Pearson

December 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss.