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.
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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.