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Larry Eugene Tucker
December 26, 1942 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Larry Eugene Tucker, 80, a lifetime resident of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 1:44 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at his lake home in Silver Lake, Indiana. He was born to Eugene and Naomi Pauline (Benson) Tucker on December 26, 1942, in Wabash, Indiana.
Larry was a 1961 graduate of Lagro High School. He served in the United States Marines in Vietnam. He married Sharon Ranstead on August 15, 1993. Larry worked for Dana Corporation in Marion, Indiana before retiring. He then worked for McDonald Funeral Home for many years. He was a member of the Lagro Presbyterian Church. Larry was also a member of the American Legion Post 15, Eagles Lodge 549, Wabash County Izaak Walton League, National Rifle Association, Wounded Warriors, and a former member of Hanna Masonic Lodge #61, and Shriners International. Larry enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and playing the lottery, but most of all he loved being with his family.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sharon Tucker of Wabash, Indiana; four step children, Lynn Proebstle (Arnie Bice) of Lagro, Indiana, Julie (Joel) Thurman of Anderson, Indiana, Cindy (David) Burns of Wabash, Indiana, Matt (Kimmi) Christman of Markle, Indiana; 13 step grandchildren, Tyler (Callie) Baker, Erin Proebstle, Ellie Proebstle, Jordan (Colton) Richards, Josie Thurman, Jackson (Allie) Thurman, Jared Thurman, Logan McDonald, Reece McDonald, Kassi (Jared) Michael, Karli Christman, Colt Christman, and Cooper Christman; one sister, Judy (Dick) Boggs of Warsaw, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Brian Daniels officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.
Visitation for family and friends will be three hours prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to be directed to Riley Hospital for Children 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 or Elara Care Hospice 7030 Pointe Inverness Way #230 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804 in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.
McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Larry Tucker’s final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com