Gerald Tucker |

Gerald Tucker

Memorial services for Gerald C. Tucker of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley.

Mr. Tucker died Monday, Sept. 20, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. He was 86.

He was born April 17, 1918, in Newfoundland, Canada, to Algernon and Maria Tucker. He served as a sergeant for the Newfoundland Volunteers, British Forces, 166 Field Artillery for five years. He married Julia on May 23, 1947, in Newfoundland, Canada. He was a barber. He was a member of Emanuel Episcopal Church. He enjoyed fishing, crosswords, shooting pool and his family.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Kathy Tucker of Grass Valley; sisters Mollie Salerno of Las Vegas, Nev., Gertie Emmett of Summerside, Prince Edwards Islands, and Dot Emmett of Middleton Anna Country, Nova Scotia; granddaughters Kaycie Metreyeon, and Arianne Tucker, both of Grass Valley; grandson, Jordin Tucker of Grass Valley; great-granddaughter, Chelsea Metreyeon of Grass Valley; great-grandson, Austin Metreyeon of Grass Valley; and good friend and companion, Ethel Adell of Grass Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie May Tucker, in 1994.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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