Max E. Tucker


Max E. Tucker, 89, of Peru, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was born in Howard County on March 16, 1930, to Albert Louie and Icy (Graves) Tucker. Max served as a medic in the Korean War (1950-1952), and later retired as an inspector from Chrysler. On June 16, 2001, he married Jane A. (Glass) Tucker, and she survives.
In his spare time, Max enjoyed repairing old lamps and doing restorations. A guitar player, he also enjoyed singing and playing gospel music at church and at nursing homes. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser, Indiana, and he loved to make people laugh.
Max is survived by his wife, Jane, and his children, Kent (Kim) Tucker, of Kokomo, Jerry Tucker, of Kokomo, Jeffrey (Heather) Tucker, of Noblesville, and daughter-in-law, Pam Tucker, of Kokomo, as well as stepchildren, Troy A. (Kelly) Mills, of Mexico, Lori (Rocky) Ash, of Hanover, and Scott (Jennifer) Kaufman, of Cicero; aunt, Mary Jane Smelser, of Walton; and 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Ruble Tucker, of Kokomo, Herman (Cathy) Tucker, of Galveston, Virgil (Kathleen) Tucker, of Kokomo, Louie (Peggy) Tucker, of Peru, and Lonnie (Marilee) Tucker, of Kokomo; and sisters, Judy Bouse, of Kokomo, Thelma (Richard) Roundtree, of Florida, Janet (John) Trent, of Frankfort, Wanda Lanham, of Tennessee, and Alberta Huffer, of Kokomo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kirk Tucker; brothers, Ernest Tucker, Earl Tucker, Joe Tucker, and Lincoln Tucker; sister, Delores Thacher; three brothers-in-law, Bob Bouse, Alan Huffer, and Harold Thacher.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Liberty Baptist Church, 517 Church St., Sweetser, Indiana. Funeral service will be held at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, with Pastor Terry Bishir officiating. Burial will take place at New Hope / Ellis Cemetery, Union Township, Howard County, on Indiana 26, south of Greentown, Indiana.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
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Published on June 6, 2019
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Jammie Chism
Jun 07, 2019
Max was always a blessing at the Gospel Sings in the area churches. I loved playing Bass/Guitar for him and listening to his songs of the gospel.......I will deeply miss him.
Gene and Deb Spencer
Jun 07, 2019
Sorry for your loss. We knew Max thru our signings. We really appreciated his talents for the singing ministries
Billy & Lois Williams
Jun 07, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss!!! Max was a great singer and guitar player. We met him at the Gospel singings. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Jason & Melody Sanders-Mooneyhan and Family
Jun 06, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers to all his family and Friends. exp. (the Tucker family!) My God be with you all, in this hard time.