OBITUARY: Bradley Dean Tucker


Bradley Dean Tucker, a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on August 7, 2023, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia.

He was born on September 29, 1954, in Kennett, Missouri, to Dean and Virginia Tucker.

Bradley’s zest for life was evident from the very beginning. His fantastic sense of humor was infectious. Music was a cherished part of Bradley’s life, and he held a special fondness for country music, particularly the legendary Elvis Presley.

An avid dog lover, Bradley’s affinity for our four-legged friends knew no bounds. He shared countless moments of companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love with his furry companions over the years.

Bradley’s collection of hats was a reflection of his multifaceted personality. Each hat held a story, a memory, and a piece of his vibrant character.

Bradley’s intelligence was evident in his thoughtful insights and conversations. His wisdom and perspective enriched the lives of those who sought his advice and companionship.

One of Bradley’s greatest joys was spending time with his grandkids. He had a special talent for teasing them, creating an atmosphere of love and laughter that will forever remain in their hearts. His love for them was immeasurable, and the memories they shared will continue to shape their lives.

Bradley is survived by his children: Bradley Tucker and Keri French; grandchildren: Logan Tucker, Drew French, Caroline French, and Annalynn French; and brothers: Brian, Kenny, and Kyle Tucker.

Bradley is preceded in death by his parents: Dean and Virginia Tucker.


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