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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Paul A. “Boots” Tucker, of Center Street, Roulette, PA

ROULETTE- Paul A. (Boots) Tucker, 85, of Center St., died Monday (Mar. 8, 2010) in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Born July 11, 1924, in Roulette, PA, he was a son of Frank C. and Grace U. Harris Tucker. On June 30, 1948, in Roulette, he married Shirley M. Weimer, who survives.

Mr. Tucker had worked as a head sawyer for Leet Lumber Co., Roulette, for 15 years, and later as a journeyman with Pierce Glass Co. (now Saint-Gobain Container Co.) before his retirement.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, serving in the European theater, in Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.. He was a glider and paratrooper.

He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1949.

He was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, Roulette; member of the Roulette Fish & Game Club, and American Association of Retired Persons.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Shirley, are three sons, Gordon G. (Tammy) Tucker of Turtlepoint, Stanley P. (Micki Elliott) Tucker of Roulette, Leslie W. ìChipî (Kathy) Tucker of Cross Creek, VA; three grandsons, and a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bert Tucker of Roulette; four sisters, Phern Griffith of Emporium, PA, Edna Eaton of Coudersport, Lois (George) Grossman of Roulette, Gladys Howard of Shinglehouse, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: James Tucker, Donald Tucker, Robert Tucker, Keith William Tucker; and three sisters: Mildred Griffith, Betty Lent, and Marian Smith.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (Mar. 12, 2010) with Rev. H.D. Youngblood, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, Roulette.

A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard, immediately following the funeral service.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Dave & Mary said...

R.I.P. Boots. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Dave & Mary

Anonymous said...

RIP Boots! Brad Jones

Unknown said...

our prayers go out to the entire tucker family. RIP Boots.