CAMPBELLSBURG Charles Frederick “Tom” Tucker III, 62, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital.
Born November 13, 1947, in Poughkeepsie, New York, he was the son of Charles Frederick and Julia Ann (Gosen) Tucker, Jr. He was raised on Homestead Farms which was founded by his family in 1743. As a young man he joined the Cavalry’s Troop “D” at the New York Military Academy where he graduated in 1965.
Later, fulfilling his dream of adventure he worked on a horse farm in Kentucky, as a herdsman in both New Zealand and Australia and lastly in New Concord, Ohio.
After becoming disabled with Multiple Sclerosis he attended Muskingum College to earn business degrees, met Jesus as his personal Savior, and married Dawn Smith on October 22nd, 1989. Throughout his years of declining health he remained in the comfort of his home. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Tom is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dawn Tucker of Campbellsburg, Indiana, mother, Julia Ann Tucker of Stormville, NY, son, Charles Frederick Tucker IV and his wife and son, Penpun and Inigo of Houston, Texas, daughter Maria Alexandria Tucker of Redding, England, brother, Scott Henry Tucker and his children, Brian, Meghan and Oliver Tucker all of Stormville, NY.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, Indiana.
“In life we walk by faith, in death we sleep in hope. The body, its work now ended, is laid to rest with honora temple of the Holy Spirit, now for a while empty, waiting to be filled once more with Divine Life when God raises it up again.” “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” John 11:25