James Tucker, Sr. 67, of Springfield died at 7:29 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born August 29, 1946 in Springfield, IL to Frank and Johanna Pamer Tucker Sr. He married Kathleen Tucker on August 18, 1964 and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2013.
He is survived by four children, James (Debra) Tucker, Jr. of Riverton, Robert (Kim) Tucker of Champaign, David (Kathy) Tucker of Lincoln, NE and Nancy (Kevin) Biggs of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother Frank (Judy) Tucker, Jr. of Springfield, and “Magic” his cat.
James worked at Jewel Food Store and retired after 40 years as a Market Manager.
He was a member of St. Cabrini Church and a former Trustee member with the Eagles Club #437.
Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 at St. Cabrini Church with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Following burial, the family will host a gathering at the Eagle’s club, 2700 East Ash in Springfield.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League.