Joe Bill Tucker, 86, of Manila died Feb. 22, 2006, at his residence.
Born in the Sandy Ridge Community, he was the son of the late Tony and Emily Grace Hoover Tucker and had been a long time Manila area resident where he owned and operated Tucker's Pool Room, a popular recreation center that was known for its food, most notably their chili cheeseburgers.
In the mid 1970s he moved to Salem where he was employed at Baxter Pharmaceutical Labs. He returned to Manila in 2004.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mrs. Jeneva Crow Tucker; two sons, Bobby Tucker and daughter-in-law Linda of Manila, and Mike Tucker and daughter-in-law Joan of Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, Polly Adams of Lee Summit, Mo.; a brother, Melvin Lloyd Tucker of Lopton, Mich.; a sister, Mildred Ann Polman of Elkhart, Ind.; six grandchildren, Karla Williams, Glenn Ray Adams, Dean Tucker, Ryan Tucker, Angie Ridley and Amanda Massey; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Feb. 24 at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Craig Russell officiating. Burial followed in the Manila Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Adams, Sonny Ashley, Dennis Farmer, Fred A. Fleeman, Donald Lasater and Dan Gamble.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Robbins, Fred Burks, Bill Crowell, Frank Hamilton and Gary Jolliff.