Obituary of Karl Leonard Tucker
Karl L. Tucker “Tuck” of Johnson City, TN passed away peacefully on October 13, 2022 in Marietta, GA, surrounded by family and friends at his home. He was born January 9th, 1938.
Karl attended East Tennessee State University before joining the US Marine Corp. An unwavering patriot, he went on to serve in the Florida Air National Guard for 33 years. Karl’s passion’s included the love of American history and museums, watching his favorite football and baseball teams play, but, his greatest joy and passion was the love for aviation and was an accomplished corporate pilot and private flight instructor for over 40 years.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Juanita Tucker.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Madeline C. Tucker; a daughter, Kelly T. Morrison; two grandsons Jordan Morrison, his wife Ashleigh Morrison; Jacob Morrison, and his wife Malorie Morrison. He is also survived by two brothers Don Tucker and Jerry Tucker and two sisters Jean Whitehead and Ann Doran.
The family invites you to a viewing from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and a Celebration of Life Service honoring Karl on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 at 12:00 pm at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport, TN. A Military Graveside Service will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park with American Legion Hammond Post #3/265 performing military honors.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cartertrent.com.
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