Tucker, James Allan
Birth: Tuesday, January 20, 1942
Residence: Moore, South Carolina
Death: Monday, December 21, 2020 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Saturday, December 26, 2020
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James Allan Tucker went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 21, 2020, at the age of 78, at his home in Moore, South Carolina, after a long battle with Lewy Body Disease. Born on January 20, 1942, he was the son of Charles Irvin Tucker, Sr. and Marguerite "Margaret" Amy Tucker. Allan grew up in Hollywood, Maryland, and was one of 6 kids.
In addition to his parents, Allan was preceded in death by his sister Phyllis (Tucker) Rodgers, his brother Clyde LeRoy "Roy" Tucker, and his brother Charles Irvin "Junior" Tucker, Jr.
Allan is survived by his wife Cynthia Lloyd "Cindy" Tucker, his childhood sweetheart whom he married at Hollywood United Methodist Church in 1962. Allan is survived by his siblings Darlene Guyther of Leonardtown, Md., and sister "Max" McConnell of Palmetto, FL; his children William A. "Bill" Tucker of Oak Island, NC, Dana Gladysz and her husband Ed of Lost Creek, WV, and Emily Rollins and her husband Scott of Duncan, SC; his grandchildren Nathan Gladysz of New Jersey, Jonathan (and Desiree) Gladysz of Lost Creek, WV, Ethan (and Kaitlin) Tucker of Columbia SC, and Caroline Rollins of Duncan, SC ; and his great-grandchildren Solly and Rosie Gladysz of West Virginia and Charlie Tucker of Columbia, SC.
Music was his first love, and he sang in multiple choruses and choirs, taught himself how to play the guitar and most any other instrument placed in his hands. If music was his first love, woodworking was his second. Allan loved to create and fashion wood into beautiful yet useful pieces, including countless beautiful children's rocking horses and wooden train sets that will be cherished for generations. His last place of employment was Sawyer's Cabinet Shop located in Campobello, SC.
Allan loved the Lord and showed His love by serving others. His gifting in woodworking led him to build items for several area churches, including a large conference table, several welcome center counters, kneelers, communion tables, and a wooden cross for a sanctuary. His gifting in music led him to sing in choirs, quartets, participate in dramas, and play in the worship band. Allan also served on the Board at Spartanburg First Church of the Nazarene as well as with their Compassionate Ministry.
He was a humble, gentle, and honorable man who listened more than he spoke. Allan will be remembered for his love of the water, being silly with the kids and grandkids, and the feeling that you were always safe and protected in his presence.
The family would like to thank Interim Hospice for their care and support. Many thanks to family and friends who loved on us during this time.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Ballet Spartanburg Center for Dance Education. Please specify that the donation is to benefit their Friday Parkinson's Dance group. 200 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. https://www.balletspartanburg.org/parkinsons-class
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Seawright Funeral Home of Inman, SC. Memorial service to be held Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Seawright. The family plans a local Memorial Service in St. Mary's County sometime over the summer.