William (Bill) Tucker of Charlestown, NH, formerly of Granby MA, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in Springfield, MA, on December 29,1939, to the late Dwight “Bud” & Blanche (Oliver) Tucker, Bill was a graduate of Ludlow High School. He married Helen (Harer) Tucker (deceased) on October 28,1961 and they had three daughters. Bill was a lifelong trucker, he enjoyed seeing the country and meeting friends wherever he went. An avid horseman, Bill enjoyed competing in Team Penning events and was proud to have participated in The Great Florida Cattle Drive. If you were to ask him about his favorite vacation he’d tell you about being a ranch hand at McGarry’s Ranch in Rexburg, Idaho. He was a cowboy who was born 50 years too late.
Bill is survived by his daughters and their families; Beth and Glenn Cooke, Tammy Bibeau and Bob Adamites, Brenda and Teraisa Tucker; his grandchildren: Tim Cooke and fiancee Sara Smith, Rob Cooke, Carrie Bibeau, Ethan Bibeau, and Justin Tucker; his brother Tom Tucker and his wife Anne, and his sister Nancy Sedlak. Bill also had many cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren, especially their annual trips to Cape Cod, trips into town with his neighbors, Bobbie and Liz, and stopping in on the gang at Beaudry Enterprises.
A private memorial service will be planned by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
The Stinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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