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Chester Lee Tucker, 60, Russell Co. KY (d. Jan. 9, 2012)

Tucker was one of Russell County's great athletes. He was a standout Laker in the late 1960s a great favorite of the crowds. He later was on the Lindsey Wilson College team which went to Albany, NY, in 1972 and brought home the National Little College Academic Association Championship
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Chester Lee Tucker, 60, of Karness Road, Russell Springs, died Monday, January 9, 2012, at his home. The family chose cremation with no visitation or funeral service. The family will receive visitors at the home at 216 Karnes Road, Russell Springs, KY, from 5-8pmCT, Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Disney Tucker, and the following:
  • Three children: Christopher James Tucker, Danville, KY; Marcus Weston tucker, Russell Springs, KY, and Amy Victoria Farley, Bardstown, KY

  • Two grandchildren

  • Six sisters: Exett Wilson, Jamestown, KY; Ramona Popplewell, Golda Hinkle, and Joyce Wilson, all of Russell Springs, KY; Clara Luttrell, Liberty, KY; and Mary Richardson, Lexington, KY

  • Three brothers: Bro. Elvis Tucker, Glen Tucker, and Leslie Tucker, all of Russell Springs, KY
Tucker was a highly respected basketball player for Russell County High Schools Lakers in the late 1960s and was a crowd favorite. He later played for Lindsey Wilson College and was on the Blue Raider team which went to Albany, New York, and brought home the NLCAA national championship in 1972.Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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