eugene tucker
Eugene Denford Tucker, Sr., 86, a longtime Weirton resident, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 13, 2008. A Christian, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed tremendously by his family. He was born July 26, 1921 in Richwood, WV, a son of the late James Owen and Laura Belle Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rita Tucker Smithson, formerly of Richwood. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Irene Tucker of Weirton, whom he married August 25, 1951; son Eugene D. Tucker, Jr. and his wife Jill of Weirton; daughter Sue Ann Tucker Azzarello of Weirton; brother James Owen Tucker of Weirton; granddaughter Sarabeth Tucker of Toronto, OH; great-granddaughter Kalie Toy of Toronto; step-grandson Doug Thompson of Weirton and many nieces, nephews and their families. Eugene was a 1939 graduate of Richwood High School, where he played on the school's football team. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II on September 7, 1942 and was assigned to work for the Army Medical Corps. in the European Theater until November of 1945. After returning home, he graduated from Coyne Technical School in Chicago, IL, where he became an electrician. He soon was employed by Mon Power in Clarksburg, WV and in 1951, he was hired to work in Weirton Steel Corp.'s electrical department. He also was an electrical instructor at Weirton Steel for many years as part of the company's Skill & Craft Training Center in the old Marantz Building, where he made many friends. In 1980, when the training center closed, he was transferred to the mill's Strip Steel Electrical Department over the picklers. He worked at Weirton Steel for 35 years until he retired on July 31, 1986. He also taught electricity to students at Weir Senior High School from 1960-1962. A member of the Memorial Baptist Church, his hobbies included reading, solving crossword puzzles, watching Steelers and Pirates games and doing repairs in and around the home he built for his family, which was a longtime dream. Friends will be received Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 1-3 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated at 1PM Monday. Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Sue and family, May God be with you at this time of great loss. Your dad will be your guardian angel and with you always. My deepest sympathy. Melanie

  2. Dear Sue and Family, Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bill and Paulette

  3. Irene & Sue, You are not far from our thoughts and prayer at this challenging time. Gene was truley blessed to have such a wonderful family and many caring friends. God bless all of you. Love, Rose, Mark, Melissa, Alex and Michael

  4. My deepest sincere condolences to such a wonderful family. Eugene always shined with grace,dignity,and love. Eugene always put others before himself and lived a life to be followed.

  5. eugene and family: a week ago we were standing in the same spot you are now. i can assure you that each person that hugs,kisses,and shakes your hand will take away a piece of the burden and grief you are carrying. our deepest sympathy.

  6. My earliest memories are of cousin Eugene and the respect and love my parents, Robert and Hilda Henisse, held for him. My brother, James Eugene Henisse, was named after he and his brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Dear Sue and family: I am so sorry for your loss but I am sure you know he is at peace and finally without pain. It is wonderful to know that we will see our loved ones once again in heaven! Cherish the wonderful memories you had and keep them close to your heart.

  8. Irene, I was so sorry to hear about Eugene. My mom (Hilda Henisse) and my dad (Bob Henisse) always talked so much about you and Eugene and named their second son James Eugene after him. I know my mom,my dad and Jimmie were there to greet Eugene when he arrived in heaven. Take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Henisse Fox

  9. Dear Irene, Sue & Gene, So sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Susie, you have always been special to the boys (and us) and they send their sympathy and love from S.C. God Bless all of you, Sue, Gene, Jeff and Brian

  10. I remember sitting in my aunt and uncle’s yard in Clarksburg listening to stories about Eugene and James. My brother Jimmy was proud to bear both their names. I hope your memories of Eugene comfort you during this time of grief.

  11. Dear Sue and family, I was so sorry to read about the passing of your father on-line. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Dear Sue & Family, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. May God’s strength be with all of you. Your father will forever be with you, touch your heart and he is there. Love and prayers, Cheryl Costello

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