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Date of Birth: January 31, 1930

Date of Death: January 17, 2020

Carl Tucker, age 89, of Glendale, Arizona was called home by Jesus on January 17, 2020. He was born to Richard and Jessie Tucker in Kansas City, Kansas on January 31, 1930. He was the last surviving of their 7 children. After graduation, he joined the United States Army. Carl and Jean Tucker married in 1954 and spent many happy years together until her passing in 1986. They shared two children, Edward Gosling and Sheila Benz. In 1992, Carl married EllaRae Tucker, and until his passing, they enjoyed years of square dancing, playing cards, traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends. He was very active in his church and had an unwavering relationship with the Lord. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Marion, Kenneth, Royal, Lloyd, Doris Lee and Harold. He is survived by his wife EllaRae, son Eddie and daughter-in-law Mary Gosling, daughter Sheila and son-in-law Bill Benz, stepson Robert Kirk, stepdaughter Gail Kirk, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service Information

A memorial service will be held at Thunderbird Senior Living Chapel, 5401 W Dailey, Glendale, AZ 85306 on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 AM.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation be made in Carl's name to his church, Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S 78th St, Kansas City, KS 66111.