George A. Tucker, 77, Shavertown, passed away, Monday, November 18, 2019 at his residence. Born in Louisville, KY, He was the son of the late John O. and Faustyne Myles Tucker and was a graduate of Central High School, Louisville.
George was a corrections officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Correction retiring from Chase in Dallas, Pa. He had earlier worked with GAFC Wagman Construction and was instrumental in the construction of bridges on the Cross Valley Expressway in Wyoming Valley. George was a member of Masonic Lodge #664, F & AM, Moosic, Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post #672, Dallas. He was very active with the American Legion, holding offices including Adjutant, Secretary, and President of the Home Association. George was also very active with The Trucksville Volunteer Fire Department. Some of his favorite hobbies was bowling, going to the casino, traveling and card playing.
He was preceded in death by Brothers, John O, Tucker, Jr., Robert A. Tucker, and Michael Tucker. Sisters, Gloria Jean Tucker and Rebecca Shashu Tucker. Surviving is Sandy Dzury, his companion and partner in crime for the past 35 years. Daughters, Felicia Williams and her husband Willie, Shavertown, Shannon Dawson and her husband Paul, Belleville, Il., Sons, Anthony Tucker and his wife Daenel, Alexandria, LA. Scott Dzury, Shavertown. 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Brenda Rucker, Johnette “Bonnie” Barber and Brother, Arvine Tucker. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral with Military Honors will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 Am at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas with The Rev. Dr. William Lewis, officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post #672, c/o 2974 Memorial Highway Dallas, Pa. or SPCA c/o 523 E. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702, or Trucksville Volunteer Fire Department, c/o 11 Carverton Road, Trucksville, Pa. 18708. George’s family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Saidman and the staff at Medical Oncology, Kingston for the wonderful care given to him.