George F. Tucker

December 21, 1949 - June 28, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: July 6, 2018

Graveside service for George will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale at 11:00 a.m

George F. Tucker, 68, of Sanford, died June 28, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. George served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

George was born on December 21, 1949, the son of George Tucker and Lorraine (Newman) Tucker.

George could be best described by his family and friends as a “gentle giant” quiet, and reserved. George’s day would not be complete until he met his coffee buddies at Dunkin Donuts on Main Street in Sanford.

With his lifelong love of cars, it was no surprise that as an adult George found work in the automobile industry. In his spare time, he worked tirelessly on his 1955 Chevy and over the years was able to restore this classic car back to its original grandeur. What a beauty she was!

George found pleasure riding his Honda Shadow motorcycle during the warm months to Colebrook, N.H. and to bike week in Laconia, N.H. At the end of a long day, he enjoyed listening to his favorite play list on his IPod. George looked forward to his trips to Foxwoods or the Oxford casinos; where he loved to play the slot machines.

While attending a singles dance in Rollinsford, NH, George met the love of his life, Barbara Michaud. He loved to dance and would join anyone on the dance floor while the music played; but now his dance card was reserved for his honey, Barbara. They were together 27 years and within their union George gained a step daughter, Cara and he loved his grandson, Jaylen. Upon seeing Jaylen, George would announce to the world, “Here comes’ my boy!” There was no doubt that George loved them unconditionally. George will be missed by his family and by his many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Tucker of Sanford; his step-daughter, Cara Cooney and favorite grandson, Jaylen Snow.

A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., in Springvale.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Activities Fund @ Maine Veterans Home, 290 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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