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Bascom Tucker

Bascom "Murray" Tucker Jr.

1940 - 2020
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Bascom “Murray” Tucker, Jr., 79, of Leesburg, Fl. died Monday, January 20, 2020 in Orlando. Murray was born in St. Petersburg, Fl. and moved to Leesburg in 1952. He graduated from Leesburg High School in 1958 and then studied electrical engineering at Southern Technical Institute in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of the National Guard, and served as a tank commander and research technician at Fort Knox while serving in the U. S. Army. Murray retired as owner and past president of Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service. He enjoyed skiing, riding motorcycles, flying, hunting and fishing. Murray acted as Treasurer of the Florida Skeet Association, and was inducted into the Florida Skeet Association Hall of Fame. He was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church, Leesburg. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” A. Tucker of Leesburg; sons Murray (Linda) Tucker, III and Justin (Eyry) Low both of Leesburg; brother Charles (Winnie) Tucker of Leesburg; niece April Young of Williamsburg, Va.; nephew Matt Tucker of Leesburg; four grandchildren, Sydney, Murray IV, Haven, Skyler. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Hospice or the Lake County Animal Shelter.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with Rev. Father Thomas Trees Celebrant.

Following the service, a barbeque will take place at Paquette’s Show Barn starting at 1:00 pm.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St James Episcopal Church
    Address
    Lee Street
    Leesburg, Florida 34748
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    Officiant
    Father Thomas Trees

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Mike Williamson

Posted at 10:47pm
Murray, a man's true value is measured in whether he made a difference in the lives of his family, colleagues, and friends. RIP, assured that you made a positive difference in the lives of all that knew you.

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Butch O'Kelley

Posted at 05:08pm
B.Murray has been a friend for almost 70 years since he came to Leesburg. He was brilliant man and a great
sportsman. He was always so helpful in our LHS Class Reunions as our "Treasurer". I hope many of our classmates
will come on Feb 8 to say goodbye . We will miss you
Butch O'Kelley
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peggy griffith

Posted at 11:59am
My earliest memory of knowing Murray was in 1955. It was about the 10th grade. He invited me to go to his father's shop
on Highway 27 behind the Leesburg High School. He gave me a tour and explained all of the equipment and machines.
He was converting a single shot 22 rifle to use a clip. I was amazed at what he knew. We were friends from then on. I
especially remember in later years how much he did for our Class Reunions. "Class of '58" Leesburg High School.
Harry Griffith
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