Larry Jasper Tucker, 76, went to heaven to be with the Lord and Christ on December 8, 2020 at his home in Panacea after a long, courageous battle with renal cell cancer.
Larry was born September 25, 1944 to parents Jack and Edith Tucker in Panacea. He was a charter captain for 52 years; an ocean-going tugboat captain from Connecticut to South America for Tidewater Towing Co.; captain of a seismographic ship off the Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico coasts for Survey Boats; and was owner and operator of 2 shrimp boats. He was a member of the Panacea Waterfronts Committee; supported the Big Bend Maritime Center and the Larry Tucker Watercraft Center; served as a member of North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. Board of Directors; was a member of Curfew Mason Lodge; a past president of Wakulla Shrine Club; and a charter member of the Marzuq Shrine Center.
Larry worshipped his God and Savior Jesus Christ and walked with Them daily. He was always sharing his testimony with others. Larry was full of love and shared it freely with everyone that came in contact with him.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Ann Tucker; son: Stephen Tucker of Lloyd; daughter: Maria Dailey (John) of Crawfordville; two special grandsons: Johnny Golden (Michele) of Milton and Larry Golden (Danielle) of Panacea; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one brother John Watkins of Tallahassee; one sister Jannett Anderson of Medart; special sisters-in-law: Mary Ellis of Panacea and Joanne Douglas of St. Augustine; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Edith Tucker; brothers: Jerry Tucker and Randy Tucker; and sister: Eleanor Dearing.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Panacea First Baptist Church, 38 Otter Lake Road, Panacea, Florida. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Panacea First Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest following the conclusion of services at Panacea Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Larry’s beloved church - Panacea First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Panacea, Florida, 32346.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are assisting the family with the arrangements. “With Your Family In Mind”. (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the Tucker family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
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