Dr. Robert G. Tucker

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Dr. Robert G. Tucker, 65, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001 at Flowers Hospital following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery with George Dennis officiating and Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Dothan directing. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

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Dr. Tucker was born Feb. 6, 1936 in Montgomery, where he lived the early years of his life. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1954. After graduation, he attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, where he received a four-year degree. He, then, attended the University of Alabama, where he recieved his Ph.D. in biology. In 1971, he began his teaching career with Troy State University in Troy until his retirement. After retiring, from Troy State, he accepted the position of dean of science with Wallace College, until his full retirement from teaching. In 1983, he moved to Dothan, where he lived the remainder of his life. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and fishing with his family and spending time with his wife at the beach. Dr. Tucker was also a member of First Baptist Church in Dothan and the Men’s Bible Class.

Survivors include his wife, Lyn B. Tucker of Dothan; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Tucker and Mike Baggett of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert G. and Joy Tucker Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Barry M. and Deanna Tucker and Samuel B. and Allison Tucker, all of Dothan; five grandchildren, Jordan Baggett, Hank Baggett, Robert Glenn Tucker III, Meredith Tucker and Mitchell Tucker; a sister, Miriam Tucker King of Montgomery; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carol Tucker of Montgomery; several nieces and nephews.

Dr. Tucker was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ernest Mitchell Tucker Sr. and Ada Jane Nolen Tucker; two sisters, Sara Jordan and Ann Welch; two brothers, Jack Tucker and Ernest Tucker Jr., all formerly of Montgomery.