Clarence Gerald "Jerry" Tucker passed away in the comfort of his Randolph home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 75.
Jerry was born on April 17, 1943, in Montpelier, VT, the son of the late Clarence and Charlotte (Goodyear) Tucker of Waitsfield, VT. The youngest of six children, he is predeceased by his sisters, Pearl Robinson, Alice Schwendler, Judith Smith and Kathleen Tucker, and a brother, Thomas Tucker.
He attended Waitsfield grade school and was a 1961 graduate of Waitsfield High School. After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1971 he established a residence in Waitsfield, VT, with his wife, Emily, and opened a convenience store, The Village Grocery. He also built and operated a garden center, owned and operated an apartment building and maintained a business complex known as Fiddler's Green. For a short time, he worked for Bachman Foods as a distributor. Later, he owned and operated a greenhouse in Randolph, VT.
In 2005, he and his wife retired and moved to South Carolina for the winter months. In 2015, they moved back to Randolph permanently.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years; their children, Toby Tucker of Randolph, VT, Kimberly Choquette and Kevin Dickinson of Williamstown, VT, Timothy and Crystal Tucker of Indianapolis, IN, and Thomas and Suzanne Tucker of San Diego, CA; his grandchildren, Evan and Vanessa Choquette of Williamstown, VT, Victoria Tucker of Suffolk, VA, Charlie and Jillian Tucker of Randolph, VT, Adelaide, Pearl and Willa Tucker of San Diego, CA. He is predeceased by an infant daughter, Tuesday Ann Tucker.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Nancy McHugh, pastor. A reception will follow the service in the church dining room. Inurnment will take place in the Waitsfield Common Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Assisting the family is Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com.