William 'Bill' Holder Tucker

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mr. William "Bill" Holder Tucker, 49, of Des Moines, Iowa, died, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. He was born Nov. 27, 1962, in Charleston, Miss. Bill graduated from Blytheville High School in 1981.

He worked as an independent real estate appraiser in Des Moines with prior experience in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. He was involved in the family companies, Tucker Pines, Inc., and also Tucker Limited Partnership where he shared his wealth of knowledge and vision for the future.

Bill had great love for his family and friends. He spent many years volunteering in the youth and music ministries of Aldersgate Methodist Church, Urbandale, Iowa. Some of his favorite times were mission trips to Appalachian regions, working alongside his son, Nik.

He is survived by his children, Nik Tucker, an Iowa State junior, and Brittany Tucker, a senior at Prairie High School of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;

His parents, Allan and Barbara Tucker of Starkville, Miss.; and

By his three sisters, Laura Tucker Haynes of Escondido, Calif., Pam Tucker De La Cruz of Grapevine, Texas, and Cindy Tucker McLoed of Brownsburg, Ind., and their families.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Starkville, Miss. Interment will be in the Double Springs Baptist Cemetery, Maben, Miss.

Bill's family requests all memorial gifts go to the music ministry of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Urbandale, Iowa, or First Baptist Church Blytheville, or the Appalachia Service Project in Johnson City, Tenn.