Jessie  Tucker


Jessie E. Tucker, 85, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home.
He was born August 3, 1933, in Statesboro, Ga., the son of Gordon and Leetha Tucker.
He was married to Betty "Chris" McCoy on July 15, 1955, until her passing.
Jessie is survived by his sons, Steve, Jay, Jeff, Mark and Kenny; and his daughter, Sheri. He leaves behind his many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one son, Don.
During the last five years of his life, Jessie's son, Mark, lived with and took care of him selflessly and without hesitation, which allowed Dad to pass in peace in his home as he was surrounded by his loving daughter, Sheri, Mark and Mattie.
Jessie loved motorcycle riding in the late '70s and was part of Steve's stock car pit crew from 1979 to 1999. He enjoyed watching baseball and tinkering on mowers. He loved raising his seven kids and spending time with them. He was known to enjoy drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes with family and friends while in the den or on the porch outside.
He especially enjoyed spending time with his wife in whatever hobby she had at the time or whatever hobby she said he could have. Jessie will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
A celebration of Jessie's life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Georgetown, 200 E. West St., with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday prior to his service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
Memorial donations may be given in his name to donor's choice. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at
Published on May 13, 2019
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May 14, 2019
I share so many memories of Jess with all of you. There are too many to recall at any one time. However, when I think of Jess, a few things do stand out.

He truly enjoyed the simple life. He’d let you know that low stress leads to long life – and in that, he did pretty well. He was just as content with a meal of Banquet chicken, mac and cheese and instant tea as he was with the traditional Thanksgiving feast for 70 or so. He would pray his unique simple prayer of thanks over both meals just the same.

It was a little ironic that, in his simple way of life he loved so well, he did have a pretty strong penchant for Lincoln Towncars. “Signature Series” as he would say in his So
...uthern way.

Relaxing in the yard, the little pool, either porch or the den… Tinkering on mowers, bicycles or cars. His facial expressions when he started one of his “shows” in front of Chris or for the grandkids' entertainment.

He enjoyed laughing with family and friends. His laugh while blowing out the Camel smoke through semi-clinched smiling lips was a Jess Original. A smile so big, his eyes sometimes would disappear.

The sadness we feel is because of the special blessing and gift he was. I am confident he has been reunited with Chris. I bet when he saw her again for the first time, that smiling mischievous look came over his face and he said, “Hey Betty!”

I loved that man. I will miss him.
May God bless and comfort you all!
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