Edward J. Tucker, 84, of Canton, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2016.
Ed retired as Director of Human Resources for Home Federal Bank in 1997 and previously was employed in Columbus as Director of Human Resources at Golden Foundry and Cosco Inc. He was a graduate of Norwich High School in Norwich, New York, where he was class president for four years. He earned an associate degree from the N.Y.S. Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences at Binghamton, New York, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University.
In Columbus, Ed was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, having served in various capacities including the Vestry, and after moving to Canton in 2007 was a member of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church. Ed was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a 14-year member of the Columbus Ivy Tech board of directors, serving two terms as president and as the first president of the regional Ivy Tech Foundation.
Other past service commitments included membership on the boards of Junior Achievement, Babe Ruth Baseball, First Call for Help and the Ecumenical Assembly. He had been a volunteer for United Way, Agency on Aging and Love Chapel and additional memberships included Meridian Kiwanis, Elks Club, Greenbelt Senior Golf League, Indiana Personnel Association and the Columbus Art Gallery.
After retirement Ed indulged in his favorite hobbies of golf, travel and oil painting. He became a recognized artist in the Columbus community.
Born in Endicott, New York, on January 8, 1932, he was the son of Edward A. and Evetta Braisted Tucker.
Survivors include Helen, his loving wife of 55 years; children, Stuart and wife Susan of Marietta, Georgia, Scott and wife Lorna of Marietta, Georgia, and Steven of La Fayette, Georgia; and grandchildren, Grant, Samuel and Sara.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2795 Ridge Road, Canton, Georgia, with interment to follow at Georgia National Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Darby Funeral Home in Canton, Georgia.