Jewell Shelton Tucker, age 96, returned to her Heavenly Father July 16, 2017. Born August 9, 1920 in Lincoln County Tennessee. Jewell was a long time resident of Lincoln County, Cumberland City, and Soddy-Daisy Tennessee. Jewell also resided in Louisville, Kentucky for eight years. She spent her last 9 years in Marietta GA at Atherton Place Retirement Community.
Jewell was a member of Woodstock Georgia Church of Christ. Jewell and her loving husband, Wilson, were active members of a local Church of Christ wherever they resided. Everywhere Jewell went people knew her for her wonderful, delicious cooking. She was maybe best known for her coconut pies.
Jewell was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Clayton Wilson Tucker, Jr., her parents, Eddie Carmichael Shelton and Nora George Shelton and her sister, Ruth Shelton Moorehead (Leelon). Also preceding her in death were her sister-in-law Alise Tucker Sanders (Albert), brother-in-law Glenn Tucker (Johnie), and sister-in-law Pauline Tucker Thompson (Bill).
She is survived by her children, Leroy W. Tucker (Marilyn), Linda Tucker Portz (Howard), Gary W. Tucker, Larry W. Tucker (Libbey). Five grandchildren: Wayne Tucker, Kim Tucker Barnes (Dan), Amy Portz Stitt (Jeremy), Julie Portz Church (Matthew), and Rebecca Portz. Eight Great Grandchildren and five Great-Great Grandchildren.
Jewell is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and their families.
Special thanks to the staff of Wellstar Hospice and Shadybrook Personal Care Home.
Visitation with the family will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Tennessee on July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. with burial at Lincoln Cemetery immediately following. Officiating are Ministers Paul Clayton and Bryan Collins. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jewell Shelton Tucker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Jewell and Wilson Tucker Nursing Scholarship Motlow Foundation at PO Box 850, Lynchburg, TN 37352; Park City Church of Christ Ministries at 42 McDougal Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334; or Faulkner University, Huntsville Campus, at 420 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805.