IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Anthony Tucker, Sr.

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Anthony Wayne Tucker, Sr., a 23-year member of Laborers Local 110, died tragically in a motorcycle accident July 21 in Washington, Mo. He was 46.

Brother Tucker, known to most as Tony or Clean, lived in St. Clair, Mo., During his working career, he was a foreman at Gershensen Construction Company in Eureka, Mo.

Brother Tucker was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, entering on May 22, 1990, and receiving his honorable discharge on June 30, 1994, after having attained the rank of sergeant. He was a member of American Legion Post 347 in St. Clair.

He was also a member of The Descending Demons Motorcycle Club and a supporter of Hells Lovers motorcycle club. His passion was riding his black 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide. He loved hunting and fishing and riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. Taking his son to the track to race four-wheelers was a favorite pastime.

What meant most to him was time spent with family and friends. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live on in their hearts forever.

Brother Tucker is survived by his wife, Barbara Tucker, of St. Clair; by his son, Anthony Tucker, Jr., of St. Clair; his daughters, Kristin Lewis and boyfriend, Joe Martin, of Granite City, Ill., Samantha Marsh, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Brianna Kimbro, of Granite City; by his grandchildren, Ari and Harper Marsh, of Tallahassee, Hunter Young, of Granite City, and Lilly and Easton Martin of Granite City.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Gloria Lewis (nee McIntyre) of Ironton, Mo.; two brothers, Gary Phegley and Robert Phegley, both of Illinois; his sisters, Dawn Vankirk and boyfriend, Matt Barr, of Rolla, Mo, Maria Tucker of East St. Louis, Ill., and April Tucker of Missouri; his special uncle, George Tucker and wife, Elaine, of St. Charles, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Brother Tucker was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Linda Tucker, and by his father-in-law, William Lewis.

A funeral service was held July 25, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, and interment with full military honors was held July 26, 2019, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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