Harvey Wayne Tucker

Friday, March 6, 2020

Harvey Wayne Tucker, 79, of Blytheville, passed from this life Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Harvey was born in Dell to Ben and Lorene (Johnson) Tucker. He was a co-owner of Tucker Automotive, where he retired as an auto mechanic. Harvey was a member of North Tenth Street Baptist Church, American Legion and was a Freemason. He enjoyed building and racing stock cars. He also enjoyed singing karaoke and visiting casinos. Harvey also was involved with the tech side of computers. He would take them apart to repair or upgrade them. He loved to search the internet for music he liked and had a large collection of his favorite music.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Winnard Tucker, and his longtime companion, Wanda Wright.

Harvey is survived by the mothers of his children, Velma Bortis of Blytheville and Jeanine Virgin of Jonesboro; his children, Larry and Kathy Tucker of New Iberia, La., Ron Tucker of Jonesboro, Danny and Alynda Tucker of Jonesboro and Melissa and Ricky Garrett of El Dorado; grandchildren, Seri and Matthew Frioux, Michael Tucker, Cody Tucker, Jesse Tucker, Daya Tucker, Alana Tucker, Brittany and Andy Dawkins, Daniel Riddell and Courtney Riddell; great-grandchildren, Raegan Frioux, Nathan Frioux, Skyler Riddell and Evan Riddell; brothers, Bennie Tucker of Swartz Creek, Mich., Jerry Don and Irene Tucker of Dell; sisters, Merle Byrd of Chicago, Ill., Betty Campbell of Eads, Tenn., and Jewel Tucker West of Blytheville.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Max Briley officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. to service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.