Charles Hanford Tucker

Published 4:32 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Charles Hanford Tucker, 77, of Highway 108 East, Mill Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 4 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., he was the son of the late Ernest and Elma Scruggs Tucker. Charles retired from Stonecutter Mills as the Maintenance Superintendent after 33 years of service.  He was a licensed electrical contractor, plumbing contractor and waste water contractor.  Over the years he had been an active member in numerous organizations in Polk County including Polk County School Board Member; St. Luke’s Hospital Board; Isothermal Community College Foundation Board; member of Polk County Democratic Party holding numerous positions in the party.  He attended Pea Ridge Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Phillips Tucker; two daughters; Charlene T. Owens (Thomas) of Tryon, NC and Bonna T. Conner (William) of Mill Spring, NC; two grandchildren, Caitlin Owens of Tryon, NC and SPC Ryan T. Owens, U.S. Army, South Korea; two great-granddaughters, MaKenna and Lexi. Also surviving is a brother Ernest G. Tucker, Jr. (Linda) of Tryon, NC.  He was preceded in death by a brother Flay A. Tucker who died in l963.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon with Rev. John Edwards and Dr. Jeff Parker officiating.
Family to receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 just prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Pea Ridge Baptist Church, 8732 Hwy. 108 East, Mill Spring, N.C.  28756.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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