Middleton- Tucker, Sr., Emanuel J. of Middleton, passed away on April 22, 2013 at age 91.
He was the beloved husband of Pearl Esther (Barnett) Tucker. He and Pearl celebrated 70 years of marriage on April 17, 2013. He was the son of the late William A. and Carrie Mae (Little) Tucker. His siblings include Mary Neely, Ethel Williams, Charles Tucker and Thomas Tucker who predeceased him and his surviving sister, Martha Tucker of Brooklyn, NY. Emanuel grew up in Mason, TN, and then moved to Chicago where he married and served honorably in the US Army, before going to Milwaukee where he worked as a welder at Ladish Co. for twenty-five years.
Emanuel was a devoted father of his sons, Emanuel, Jr. (Rose Marie) of Burlington, MA and Calvin (Rita) of Madison, WI. He is further survived by five grandchildren: Marjorie Tucker Lynum, Adrienne Tucker, Calvin Tucker, Jr., Elise Tucker Cooper and Sharon Tucker Gaskins; eleven great-grandchildren: Bryon and Jasmine Tucker, Alayna and Trenten Tucker, Justin, Jared, Jefferson, Jada and Jackson Cooper, Joshua Lynum, and Mikayla Gaskins; and two great-great-grandchildren: Jaitayna and Jailaya Lentz
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gateway Community Church, 3510 High Road, Middleton, with visiting from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Attic Angel Assisted Living Community, 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562.