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Halteman Fett & Dyer Funeral Home

436 North Broad Street, Lancaster, OH

OBITUARY

Timothy A Tucker

June 1, 1957July 28, 2020

Pastor Tim Tucker, beloved husband, father, and son went home to be with His Lord on July 28, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Max and Phyllis; his brother, Keith; his wife, Lorna; his children, Alicia, Andrew and Peter; and his 2 grandsons, Max and Luke.Tim was born in Sandusky, Ohio on June 1, 1957. He came to know the Lord as His personal Savior when he was 7 years old. Soon after that, the Lord laid upon his heart a desire to serve in Africa as a missionary. Throughout his childhood this passion only grew. In 1980 he married the love of his life, and then graduated from Western Baptist College in 1981 with a degree in missions. In 1987 Tim and Lorna along with their newborn daughter Alicia, went to Togo West Africa as full-time missionaries. He served there for the next 10 years. Thereafter to present, Tim served as the senior pastor of 5 churches. Throughout his entire ministry his heart desire was that the people he served would know and walk with the Savior he loved. Tim served our Lord faithfully to the end. As 2 Timothy 4:7 states, he has "finished the race" not only finished it but finished it faithfully. Family and friends are invited to Calvary Baptist Church in Ludington, Michigan on Monday, August 3, at 6:30 PM to celebrate Tim's life. Graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery ,4185 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, NE, Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Helen Matchett

August 6, 2020

Thinking about Tim’s life in Togo, I recall him as someone who had a big heart for getting the gospel out and discipling people to follow Christ. He always enjoyed or shared a laugh, was quick witted, story teller, gregarious, and enjoyed having fun. His personality was intense for he was a passionate person who seemed to put his all into everything he did. My heart goes out to you, Lorna, Alicia, Andrew, and Peter who just lost a husband, father and grandfather (to your children) who left suddenly, unexpectedly and seemingly too soon. Yet we know that God is good and His purposes and his character take the greater view. You continue to be in my prayers and please feel free to get in touch.

Debbie Cramer

August 2, 2020

I remember Tim and his family when they were serving at Hope Chapel in Piqua. Tim always had a big smile on his face ☺ He definitely had a heart for the Lord and he will be missed until we all meet again!! Hugs and prayers for all his family!!

Mary Jo Mills

August 2, 2020

My/our first memories of Tim (and Lorna) go back to '89 when our family arrived in Togo for the first time as medical missionaries. Right from the beginning at the airport and then visiting in their home in Lome' , Tim's everpresent sense of humor was great to put anybody at ease and feel welcome, but the most memorable thing was hearing and seeing his/their wonderful love and commitment not only to the Lord but to the beautiful people of Togo to whom they had been called to serve. His commitment to loving, teaching and training the Togolese pastors was a challenge and encouragement to all who knew and worked with him. I remember well when Tim and Lorna took the time to give their love and encouragement as my husband passed into the presence of our Lord almost two years ago. Now, they are both in His presence singing and praising our wonderful Lord and Savior, whom they loved and served.

Laura Sue Meyer

August 1, 2020

It was a Saturday in June 2020 before churches opened. I was driving by and noticed a car parked by the church door. Since we were looking for a church family I decided to stop, put on my mask and knock on the door.
So this very nice gentleman came and opened the door. Very friendly. After a few minutes I knew he was the pastor and that he'd been sick and out of the pulpit for a little time. I was definitely encouraged by his demeanor. He brought me to Paster Greg's office and introduced me to him. Then he went back to whatever he was doing.
We had a very nice discussion and Pastor Greg answered all of my questions about your church. I was again encouraged by his friendliness and what he told me. So asked if I could get a statement of faith or something that shows the churches doctrinal beliefs. Wanted my husband to see it too. Pastor Greg called in Pastor Tucker and asked if he knew where one was. After a few minutes this dear man brought one in. I felt like hugging him! He was so thoughtful to provide it for us.
In the short time I knew this fine man it was very easy to respect him and look forward to hearing his sermons. I also loved his humor, laughter and down-to-earthness. He was genuine! I thank God for allowing our paths to cross in this life. Very Sincerely, Laura Sue

Joseph Akakpo

August 1, 2020

Sending our African condoleances to Mrs. Turker, the family and close friends in the Lord.
I am Joseph Akakpo a Pastor and missionary working with GAP-ABWE in Togo. I am writing on behalf of all the Togolese saints Pastor Turker worked with and ministered to when he was a missionary with his family many years ago. Pastor Turner (the only name we called him in Togo) was one of my tutors at my Pastoral training in Togo from 1993-1996. In 1996 and 1997, he worked diligently with David Moody to help the Kpime-Woume Bible Baptist Church to have our inndependence as autonomous local church. Pastor Caleb who was one of the first deacons then remembered him only by such good deeds in the Kpime Woume Church ministering alongside with David Moody.
He also established, by the grace of God the Avedzi church in Lome with a full time Pastor and the Church is still standing today.
Lastly, my wife and l visited him and his wife in 2014 when he was pastoring a Church h in Pennsylvania just to remember old days when they were in Togo.
May his good deeds follow him.

Jane Schmitz

August 1, 2020

My condolences to the family. We started our ministry in Togo the same year. My mom, Letty, just loved Tim. I remember at the airport, heading back to the states how Tim stepped up to help me get through a chaotic line. May the Lord be your comfort.

Natalie (Nicholl) Schott

July 31, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Pastor Tucker's passing. Our prayers will continue to be with you.

Becca Buchanan

July 31, 2020

Our family loved having Tim as one of the pastors serving at Hope Chapel in Piqua. One of my favorite memories was when he would tell stories about his time in Togo. You could really picture yourself there in the story. Tim was a very warm and friendly and fun person to be around. He will be missed! Until sweet reunion in Heaven!

Ken McVicker

July 31, 2020

Lorna, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was one of my very first roommates at WBC. More than that, he became a very good friend along with you. We had so much fun during our time at WBC. Tim was such a prankster and I was so glad to have him on my side. If another student even though of messing with my dorm room I only had to say I would sic Tim on them. I cannot remember a time when that tactic failed me. So glad to have such good memories. I am praying for you and the family. God bless.

Ken McVicker

Maryann Cox

July 31, 2020

U Tim (as we MK’ sin Togo called him) had quite a sense of humor and we kids loved it when he would share stories of all the college pranks he pulled. I still remember some of those stories and they still make me laugh. Praying for God’s incredible comfort for the family!

FROM THE FAMILY

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