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Bro. Bratton Tucker

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 1:35 pm

Bro. Bratton Tucker, age 87, of Wartrace formerly of Smithville, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his residence.  He was born August 23, 1936, to his parents the late, Jesse Byrd and Jessie Alexander Hunt and his adopted parents, William Albert and Mary Alexander Tucker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death birth-family siblings, Annie Ruth Hunt Howell, Roy Sylvester Hunt, Sr., Thomas Burley Hunt and infant, Janise Williams Hunt; adopted siblings, Gladys Tucker Hopkins, Nannie Grace Tucker Wilson, Sam B. Tucker, Willie Lee Tucker.

A retired pastor of 50 years, Bro. Tucker was also a Chaplin for American Legion in Crossville and Winchester and a Pastor Advisor for Aglow International, as well as a member of the United Methodist Conference. He also served in the Air Force Reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Fay Tucker of Wartrace, formerly of Smithville; children, Janet Tucker (Bruce) Krapf and Karen Tucker Vaughn both of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Karissa Fay Krapf, Kevin Bruce Krapf, Adam Garrett (Haley) Vaughn and Brady Reed Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Currie Alden Dail, V., Judah McKellon Alexander Dail, and Annie Rae Vaughn; sister, Melba Tucker Rooker of Smyrna; sister-in-law, Helen E. Hunt of Beach Grove, Tenn.; several precious nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 31, 2023, at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale, Bro. Bruce Krapf and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial to follow in Banks Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, December 30, 2023, and on Sunday at noon.

In addition to flowers the family ask donations be made to Gideons International, Soul Choir of Nashville or Domestic Violence Center of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.