Funeral services for Mr. Ernest Jackson Tucker, age 86, of Fayetteville will
be conducted Thursday at 10AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Kirk Smith and Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Tucker passed away Monday evening in Huntsville Hospital.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Elmer A. and Ina R. Tucker, a retired radio engineer and, disc jockey at WEKR for over 50 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr.Tucker was a fiddle player, Small Market DJ of the Year in 1985, Ole Time Fiddle Champion at the 1973 Athens Fiddler’s Contest, a founding member of the Tennessee Tune Twisters and was a Ham radio operator for over 60 years.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Grovene Dyer Tucker of Fayetteville, three sons Ricky (Judy) Tucker of Coldwater, Billy (Debbie) Tucker of Winchester and Jeff (Carol) Tucker of Flintville, grandchildren Kelli (David) Campbell of Brentwood, TN, Matthew Tucker of Madison, AL, Greg Gipson of Winchester, Kelly (Chastity) Gipson of Winchester, Shawn (Terina) Weir of Flintville and Ed (Lori) Brusher of VA and five
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.