Billy George Tucker “Gramps” – “Daddy”

Published 10:40 am Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Billy George Tucker “Gramps”, “Daddy” age 91 of Sweet Water, AL died July 2, 2021 at his home. He was born February 22, 1930 in Spring Hill, AL to Albert Talley Tucker and Corine Hurtt Tucker.

His name was Billy, but he was known far and wide by “Uncle Billy” whether related by blood, friendship, or fate. He was both simple and complicated; hard and soft; strict and loving. He was a godly man in every facet of his being who wanted nothing more than to be with and around his earthly family and to eventually walk heaven with his Savior and loved ones. Friday evening he received his reward for a life well – lived and so well – loved. He leaves us behind to mourn his absence, but be assured of reuniting with him one day in Glory – what a day that will be! He is so beloved by so many, and we are all forever changed from being touched by his life. By whatever name you knew him, you loved him. And that is the legacy Billy Tucker leaves behind – a legacy of life, love, and living for his Savior. Go rest high, Daddy / Gramps / Uncle Billy – well done, thy good and faithful servant.

He is survived by his son, George Edward “Eddie” Tucker (Heather), two daughters, Janice Tucker Culpepper and Lisa G. Tucker; brother, Edwin Bly Tucker; sister, Nan T. Davis; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie F. Tucker, son, Larry Wayne Tucker, his parents Albert Talley Tucker and Corine Hurtt Tucker, three brothers, Edsel Guy Tucker, Albert Tennyson Tucker, Rev. Alvin Tucker; two sisters, Cawthon Tucker and Margean T. Singleton; and a great granddaughter, Emerson Rae Pettus.

Funeral services were held at Sweet Water Baptist Church on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 10:00 am with Ro Tucker, Rev. Clay Davis, and Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Burial followed at Sweet Water Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Kelly Etheridge, Kenny Freeman, Jimbo Ward, Todd Davis, Scott Tucker, and Fred Roeman.

Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Don Newton, Rev. Clay Davis, Jr., Mark Davis, Ronald Tucker, Rev. Johnny Tucker, Rev. Ernest Tucker, Danny Tucker, Mike Tucker, Tommy Tucker, and Randy Tucker.

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Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.