Brett Tucker, age 56 of Colfax, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home of Colfax. Visitation will be held prior to services from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Brett Tucker Memorial Fund and online condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
Brett Lockridge Tucker was born July 23, 1954 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Joe and Shirley (Lockridge) Tucker. Brett had lived in Fairfield, Newport Beach, California, Red Oak, Iowa, Louisville, Kentucky, and Danville, Illinois. Brett graduated from Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky and attended college for 3 years at Western Kentucky University of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He lived in Danville, Illinois for 26 years and was employed at Bohn Aluminum and Brass for 20 years. In 2002, he moved to Colfax and has worked at the Colfax Golf Course for 5 years.
Known to his friends as "Tucker", Brett loved the outdoors and took great pride in his work of keeping the fairways in meticulous condition. Brett was an avid golfer and a fan of NASCAR, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Chicago Bears. Brett loved fishing, mushroom hunting and a great game of pool. "Tucker" loved to grill and was always being asked to grill at events for his friends and family.
Brett is survived by his mother, Shirley Tucker of Colfax, one sister, Sherri Jo Tucker Strasko of Oskaloosa, one daughter, Ann Sawyer of Danville, Illinois, three grandchildren, Ashton, Madalynn, and Mianna. He was known to his nieces and nephews as "Uncle Tuck", they are Bart Buch, Amanda (Jon) Bennett, Brett (Chere) Buch, Sueann Snowfly, Terrence Eagle Feather, Owen and Evan Bennett, K.C. McLaughlin, aunts, Helen Marie Davis and Pam (Terry) Fox, and numerous cousins. Brett was preceded in death by his infant sister, father, Joe, and grandparents, Ruth Tucker and Shibe and Gladys Lockridge.
Still missing you Uncle Brett! Love you!
Miss you inbre a
I just heard Brett passed awayearlier this year today, met him when i was visiting Uncle Shibe Lockridge, Aunt Shirley,Pam. we were on our way to go fishing in Whiteearth Minn. with my grandfather Buck Lockridge, Uncle Shibe was not doing well but good to meet him before he passed. Rest in Peace Brett, fishin's good where he is always.
Joe and Sue: May God give you comfort and Hold you in the Palm of His Hand during this most sorrowful time. Sincerely, Faye
To the Tucker family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Brett many years ago when he lived in Danville, IL. He was such a sweet and caring person. I have very fond memories of Brett of which I will always carry with me. I just learned of his passing and was very saddened. May God be with you to help you through your heartache and loss and may sweet Brett rest in peace. Even though I had not see you in many years, I will miss you. Sue
I'm so sorry for your loss; Tucker was always a great guy, I can remember shooting pool with him at the Uptown Tap in Danvill, IL. he would always show me the greatest trick shots. You will not be forgotten and always loved by my family and I.
To Brett's family-I knew Brett growing up in Fairfield many years (too many) ago and was sad when he moved away from there. I have never forgotten him. He was so much fun and was so ornery! From reading all the tributes, it seems he touched many peoples lives in a very good way. My sympathies to all.
To the Tucker family... My heart is heavy today as I read about the passing of my grade school friend Brett. It has been several years since we last visited, but the memories of our childhood growing up in Fairfield will last forever. Washington school, playing little league baseball, and golf at the country club are among the best. I still remember spending nights at Tucker home. I wish that I had been able to attend todays services. I will greatly miss my gradeschool friend.
I am so sorry for your loss.My heart goes out to you. I knew Brett for many years when we all hung out at the Uptown Tap in the 1980s-90s. He was a sweet and gentle person. Always kind and easy going. He will be greatly missed.
You brought me much joy! The Chia Pet is one of my favorites and will continue to grow in the window. You will forever be in my heart. For now, goodbye my dear friend!
Tucker I'm very sad to see you go, but I will always remember you. I always looked forward to seeing you every time I went golfing in Colfax. You always put a smile on my face, you were hilarious, and you were always so complimentary of everything I did. Even though you didn't always show it on the outside, I could certainly tell how fierce of a competitor you were and I would have gone to battle any day with you on my side. You are truely going to be missed and remain one of the nicest men I've ever met. My heart goes out to family and friends.
I will always be lucky to have you as an uncle. I will see you again and be prepared to golf. I will keep your name with honor Uncle Tuck! You will be missed greatly!
It is always hard when tragedy like this strikes. My heart and prayers go out to all the immediate family and friends...especially Nana and Tucker's daughter Anne! It has been a long time since I or the grandkids (Ashton and Madalynn) have seen or visited and I believe the last time was when Tucker's dad, Joe, passed...Tucker was one of the good guys, just like his father, and he will be truly missed! I will especially hold one memory in my heart when Joe, Tucker, and I pulled an all nighter at the clubhouse...tossin back a few beers and eatin steaks...and in the end having to have Nana come and pick us up! I can picture it now...Somewhere up there on high he is grilling steaks and playing a round or two of golf with Joe! R.I.P. Papaw Tucker. May the LORD guide you and embrace you with his eternally loving, holy light!
My heart goes out to all the family. I knew Brett for many years, my children thought of him as their stepfather and we loved him dearly. Rest in peace sweet Brett Tucker.
Tucker you were I must say a face I always looked forward to seeing everytime I would come to work... If you wernt there I would ask around to find out where you were.... You were one that always made me laugh and one thing I cannot thank you enough for is when I was out of town helping my wife (Andrea Davis) with her duties around the bar and generally looking out for her to make sure everything was ok and ppl didn't give her a hard time, we will greatly miss you my friend, on April 9th my band Isaac James will be doing a toast to your memorie at their show and dedicating our song "The Rain" to you. I'll see when I get there my friend. Love Always Norm and Andrea
Tucker you will be sadly missed.
We are remembering someone special today. You Brett Tucker. When somone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure you love. Rest in peace our dear friend. Charlene & Jack Bolser Robert and Kam Wells
We meet tucker down at the turtle the first time meeting he told me how beautiful I was and always after that when I seen him and we became friends. My husband and I jus talked to him on the Monday he said he couldn't wait to get back to work at the golf course and that he has been cooking for everyone down at the turtle. He will be missed our thoughts go out to the family
Tucker, I'm Not Sure If Alot Of Girls Ever Had A Bar Grandpa But I Know I Did And That Was You. We Would Always Say That Chad Was Your Son And That I Was Your Gran-daughter. Haha I Still Don't Know How You Could Put The Moves On My Mom Right In Front Of Chad And Get Away With It Haha =)... I Know You Will Be Missed By Alot Of People In Many Ways Because You Touched So Many Peoples Hearts With You Amazing Personality And Warm Heart!... I'm Going To Miss You Gramps Love Your Bar Gran-daughter......
Could always count on you for a warm embrace at the end of a bad day and a smile that lit up the room...You will never be forgotten.
Gonna miss you on our pool league team Tucker! You will be greatly missed by all! RIP
Tucker , you were my best friend , my pool playing partner, and the man who could always make me smile no matter what...we hung out everyday , you called me and sang to me in the phone on my voicemail... i miss you so much ... Rest In Peace.... love you !
Our sympathy goes out to Tuckers family. Tucker always had a smile on his face and shot a mean game of pool. He liked to dance. I will miss you Tucker. And my saying to you as always "WHAT THE TUCK! Your friends Val and Robin
I will always remember you as being such a great pool partner.. You were the life of the party and we shared many great memories with you at the Turtle... One of these days Chris and I will make our inside joke happen.. Love you Tucker!! RIP
OOO Tucker, To all the great times, great pool games and many friends shared at the Up town tap, Danville Ill.RIP Tucker, Danville will never forget ur smile,laughter, kindness,and of coarse ur infamouse nick name.... TUCKER THE LITTLE F#####!. Boy those were the days... ur loved by so, missed by us all Today and forever....
R.I.P. Tucker you will be sadly missed, I remember your trying to teach me to golf. We laughed and laughed cause I sure couldn't hit that darn ball. Love ya, My prayers go out to the family, God Bless
Tucker was a caring friend who always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed. We all now have another guardian angel. Mike "Wop" and Nancy Ingargiola
I REMEMBER TUCK FROM THE 80'S HE WAS A NICE GUY AND SMILED A LOT.
I feel a loos of this mans life to be too soon, but as we all know nothing can be done now but to pray for the family as well as the friends he has, yes has, because now he is in a better place where there is no doubt nor fears nor sickness, but only Jesus and Him holding His hand and waiting on that great day when he may see his loved ones again in Heaven, I will pray peace and assurance of this in the hearts of all the friends and families~Amen~
Rest in Peace Tuck.
I knew Tuck from Danville, IL. He always had a smile for you and asked how you were doing. We will miss his smile and laughter.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tucker family. Tucker will be dearly missed
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