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Obituary: Donnie Tucker, 88, Knifley native, veteran WW II

Mr. Tucker was a member of a large, respected Knifley area family. He was a tool and die maker in Lexington for 35 years. Visitation will be in Columbia and Lexington, KY. Funeral and burial will be in Lexington with full graveside military honors.

Donnie Tucker, 88, Lexington, KY, formerly of the Knifley Community in Adair County, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008, at 8:35amET, at the Veterans' Hospital in Lexington, KY, after several weeks illness.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at 1:00pmET at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 463 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, with interment in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Lexington, KY, with full military honors presented at the gravesite. Visitation will be 3:00pmCT until 8:30pmCT, Saturday, November 15, 2008, and from 7:00am until 5:00pmCT, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, and from 3:00pmET until 9:00pmET, Monday, November 17, 2008, and until funeral time on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at Kerr Brother.

He was born September 27, 1920, the son of Leslie Ewing and Serenia Goodin Tucker of Knifley, KY.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Glass Tucker, on December 1, 1987. He was preceded in death by one son, Donnie Glen Tucker, on March 20, 2007, and by one sister, Bonnie Laura Burton on September 24, 2007.He is survived by the following:
  • One son: John L. Tucker, Lexington, KY

  • Two daughters: Sue Dunaway and husband Paul, Nicholasville, KY, and Mae Lyn Holdaway and Wiliam Johnson III, Lexington, KY

  • Three brothers: O'Conal Tucker and L.J. Tucker, both of Knifley, KY; and Roscoe Tucker, Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Geneva Fair, Campbellsville, KY

  • Six grandsons and two granddaughters, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Tucker was a tool and die maker for 35 years at Standard Products in Lexington, KY. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a member of American Legion Post 313 and was of the Catholic faith.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Donnie Tucker Memorial Fund for Veterans, c/o Sue Dunaway, 1215 Sugar Creek Pike, Nicholasville, KY 40356.
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