August 12, 1928 – June 15, 2019

   On the afternoon of June 15, 2019, Robert William Tucker passed away at the age of 90. Bob was born to Lee and Christine Tucker on August 12, 1928, in Benton, Arkansas.

   Bob graduated high school in Benton, Arkansas and in 1950 graduated from Washington University in St Louis where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He then served two years in the Army, during the Korean War, at Fort Bliss, Texas, as First Lieutenant and Company Commander. Bob then joined Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and spent an incredible 39-year career there, rising to Director of National Sales at the New York headquarters.

   In 1959, he married Marianne Stevenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and raised two sons, Steven and Michael. They were happily married for 59 years. They resided in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey for 24 years and retired in 1991 to Florida where they became “snowbirds”, dividing their time between Florida and Colorado Springs.

   Bob was an avid golfer and member of several clubs including Kissing Camels, Harbor Ridge, Florida, Ridgewood C.C., New Jersey, and Apple Ridge. He shot his age at 75 and again shot his age at 85. He also made two holes-in-one. He and Marianne chaired the Ridgewood C.C., New Jersey hosting of the 1990 U.S. Senior Open PGA tournament.

   Bob is survived by his wife, Marianne, two sons, Steven (Debbie) and Michael, granddaughter, Caitlin, and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Christine Tucker, and his two brothers, James and W. Lee Tucker. He had many good friends, was kind to everyone, always optimistic and had a good sense of humor. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met, and his memory will live on.

   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at The Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Garden of the Gods Foundation, 1805 North 30th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Dear Marianne and family,
    We were saddened to hear the news about Uncle Bob. The Texas Tuckers will keep all of you in our prayers. Melissa and Rick

  2. Dear Marianne,

    I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. It seems cliché but at least he is not suffering any longer. As some one who watched you every day, on you way in to be with Bob, all I could think is he must be very special for Marianne to be here from sun up to sun down. From the things I have read about him, he was. I know for sure he was very loved by his wife. I will miss seeing you, know you are in my thoughts

  3. Dear Marianne,
    My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Jill Villanueva
    Front Desk Supervisor
    Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

  4. Dear Marianne,
    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Remembering all the good times we have shared.
    Much Love to you, Sheila and Milt Gallant

  5. May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring some comfort in the death of Robert William Tucker. “He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Just imagine, no more pain and grief due to the death of a love one! By means of the Kingdom that Jesus Christ taught us to pray for at Matthew 6:9,10; God is going to remove sickness, old age and death from the human family. God’s original purpose for the earth being a paradise will be realized.

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