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June 22, 1928 – Oct. 8, 2017

William Robertson Tucker, 89, of Kernville, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, in Wofford Heights, surrounded by his loved ones.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 4, at Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Dr., Kernville.

“Tuck” was born in Toronto, Canada, to William and Jeanie Tucker (Inch) on June 22, 1928. On July 3, 1951, he married Marion Edith Tice in Toronto. They spent their honeymoon in California with family and decided to set up roots in Santa Monica. He opened his own brake and alignment shop in Santa Monica called Tucker’s Brake & Alignment. Upon semi-retirement, he moved his shop to Wofford Heights, where he sold the business and worked as a back-hoe operator for Mountain Shadows Water Company and construction worker for Kissee Construction in his later years before fully retiring.

Tuck was an avid golfer and bowler for most of his life. He coached his son’s little league baseball team, taught his children fishing, boating safety, water skiing, hunting safety, firearm safety, and skeet shooting. He loved dancing and attended the senior dances on Wednesday nights until a few month before his passing. He played guitar and was in a band with his friend Ernie. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2358 in Wofford Heights and Ducks Unlimited for years. He volunteered every Thursday at the Kern Valley Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store. He also enjoyed reading old westerns, traveling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marion Edith Tucker, his parents, William & Jeanie Tucker and his brother-in-laws Ross A. Forrest and Ralph Montgomery.

He is survived by his son, William (Mei Chi Chan) Tucker, daughter Patsy (Christy) Methvin; life partner Inger Peterson; sisters Sadie Montgomery, Agnes Forrest, and Marian Jean (Dave) Barley; grandchildren Nichole (Noah) Burford, Brittany (Hayden) Burke; and great-grandchildren Cassidy, Avery and Caidence, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Tuck was a loving son, husband, father, life partner, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

A special thank you to Optimal Hospice Care in Lake Isabella and The Burlington Assisted Living in Wofford Heights for their loving care and support. Thank you to the staff of Lake Isabella Valley Mortuary for handling cremation services. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Alzheimers Association, Optimal Hospice Care, The Burlington Assisted Living or African Children’s Schools (

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