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Dean Tucker

December 13, 1949 ~ January 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Callie Dean Tucker lost his battle with melanoma cancer on Thursday, January 5th at his residence. He was 73 years old. The family is deeply saddened by his death.

Dean was born on December 13, 1949, and is survived and missed by his loving wife Sandra Billings Tucker of 51 years; and his children, Kim (Shan) Rogers, Kelly (Rockey) Lancaster, Kerri (Gregg) Hembree. Forever cherished and remembered by his six grandchildren; Tucker, Rylan, Tate, Addison, Sawyer and Parker. Siblings and their families; Wayne Tucker, Lillie Faye Lawson, Elizabeth Lancaster, Carolyn Tucker, Ray Tucker, and Richard Tucker. Dean was predeceased by his father Callie Anderson Tucker and his mother Annie Smith Tucker.

He was born in Union, South Carolina as the 5th of 7 children. Dean served in the Vietnam War from July 1969 to July 1971.  He received two purple hearts and a bronze star for his service. After returning home, he married the love of life and started a family and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Limestone College. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 33 years where he was the District Manager of Vehicle Service.

Dean served his community as a former member of the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors at Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union. He also served the Lord and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and church treasurer among many other duties.

His legacy will carry on forever reminding us that we control our attitudes. We choose to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service, like Christ modeled for us. There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed we are to our neighbors who were there for us during the last three months. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Spartanburg Regional Hospice.

Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary in Woodruff, SC will be handling the arrangements.  The family will have a time of visitation on Saturday, January 7th at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Ministry Center from 5:00 – 7:00 pm located at 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, SC.  The funeral will be held on Sunday, January 8th at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at 3:00 pm.  Graveside service to follow.  The family is gathered at his home at 120 Billings Road in Enoree, SC.

Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary

Woodruff, SC

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