Charles “Fred” Tucker

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Charles Frederick Tucker, 89, of Belleville, IL, born June 13, 1931, in Joplin, MO, died Thursday, August 13, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Tucker worked for National Cash Register for 41 years and retired as a district manager with the company.  He later worked as a controller for Neville, Richards & Wuller LLC.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.  Fred was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran. He was thrilled to have participated in the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight program on November 4, 2017.

Fred was preceded in death by a son, Michael Tucker; his parents, James and Freddie, nee Hosp, Tucker; a granddaughter, Susan Pierce; two sisters, Jeanene (Donald) McCoy and Martha (Dr. James) Stephens; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wesley and Selma Stortzum.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce Ann, nee Stortzum, Tucker, whom he married January 10, 1964;
seven children, Peggy (Bill) Parolin, Randy (Margie) Hajer, Catherine (Larry) Shurtleff, Julie Tucker, Rick (Niki) Tucker,
Joy (Norm) Hayward, and Jeffrey (Maggie Henson) Tucker;
20 grandchildren, Josh (Nicole LeDoux) Parolin, Zach (Minna Nurminen) Parolin,
Jake Parolin, Sara Parolin, Richie Hajer, Jennifer (Lance) Langley,
Alex Shurtleff, Amber (Chris) Beadle, Clayton Tucker, Ryan Tucker, Collin Tucker,
Madison Tucker, Amanda (Stuart Burgess) Hayward, Nicole Brewer
Deidre (Cannon) Fulmer, Allyssa (Randy Walden) Blasdel,
Christian Hayward, Cali Hayward, Lilly Tucker, and Charli Tucker;
13 great-grandchildren, Camden, Silas, and Baya Langley, Colton Shurtleff,
Mason Beadle, Tecopa and Micco Burgess, Rylie and Jaxon Brewer,
Tyler and John Ziegler, and Michael and Caleb Fulmer;
and many other extended family members.

Memorials may be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, an organization near and dear to Fred’s heart, or to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks, will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Chris Spelbring officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



14 Comments on Charles “Fred” Tucker

A.J. Koudelka said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Joy, So sorry for your loss. Emily and I's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Bonnie Carmack said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Rick, I am sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you and our family.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Sheila Kimlinger (TWM) said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2020 at 12:53 PM

Rick and entire family - so sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Rich & Jo Ann Hajer said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Joyce and family, Our thoughts and prayers or with all of you at this time. Rich @ Jo Ann Hajer

  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio
Bob Simpson said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2020 at 10:55 AM

Joy, Norm, Cali, Christian, and family. Linda, Jennifer and I send our deepest sympathyon the loss of your dad and grandfather. While I only knew him for a short time, he made an impression that will last a lifetime. He will be missed.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Terry Schmidt said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2020 at 6:36 AM

Rick , Niki and family . So sorry for your loss . Our prayers are with .

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Darvin Dieringer said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2020 at 9:26 PM

Praying for strength, peace and comfort for you all!

  • Gonzales
  • TX
Pamela Lang Piel said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Joyce and family, Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Fred! May you find comfort, peace and strength from our Lord and Savior at this time ! I know it has been a long time since we have seen you all , but remember all of the fun we had with your family at your home amd Zion Lutheran ! Prayers for you all, Pamela Lang Piel

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Gloria Lang said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Joyce and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I know we haven't seem each other in a long time. But I often think of the times we visited and attend church together. God's Blessings, Gloria Lang

  • Oakdale
  • Illinois
Douglas Long said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2020 at 2:16 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Fred’s constant smile and sense of humor.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Sarah Cortese said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2020 at 1:02 PM

My deepest sympathies Julie... Joy ...and your whole family Holding you close in heart

  • Sarasota
  • Fl
Shannon “Mailman” Foster said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2020 at 12:52 PM

Mr. Tucker you will be truly missed. We send our deepest sympathy to the Tucker family. May God give you strength! We are praying for you all. God Bless! Foster Family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Victoria Morton said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM

My sympathies to the entire family

  • Sarasota
  • Fl
Lee and Mary Buescher said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2020 at 10:40 AM

Joyce and Family We want to Express our deepest sympathy on the loss of Fred, your husband, your father and our friend. What a great man!

  • Belleville
  • Il

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