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November 6, 1939 - May 30, 2019
Larry Edward Tucker (79)passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in ManorCare of Lacey in Lacey, WA, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 6, 1939 in Glidden, Texas to Earl and Annie (Chamrad) Tucker.
Larry grew up in Columbus, Texas, where he graduated from Columbus High School in 1957. A year later he joined the U.S. Army. While in the Army, Larry took many college courses. He served our country courageously for 20 years, serving several tours overseas. In 1979, Larry married Myoung “Shim” He in Seoul Korea. After retiring from the Army, he worked 10 years in the Civil Service.
Early on, Larry loved the outdoors and sharing that love with his children. He truly enjoyed camping with his four children, where fishing always happened. It was a family tradition to have weekend picnics. He loved to travel, which was one reason why he joined the Army. He loved flowers and working in his vegetable garden. Larry enjoyed cooking and barbequing. He competed in numerous BBQ events with his famous Mustard Chicken. When he competed in the County Fair, he won 1st place at least once.He also loved to make is own wine, from mulberry to grape.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Myoung “Shim”, his three sons from his first marriage Andreas H. Tucker, Steve E. Tucker, and Curt L. Tucker; and his daughter Christina E. Tucker. He has 12 grandchildren. He was met in Heaven by his parents Earl and Annie Tucker.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His love for life was never-ending. He fought bravely the past years as his health declined, only giving up just weeks before he passed. He was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church.