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David “Pearl” Tucker

April 12, 1951 — May 31, 2023.

David “Pearl” Tucker, 72 of Taylorville, Ill., passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on May 31, 2023. A private funeral mass will be held at at 11a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, Ill., with Fr. Piotr Kosk officiating. A family visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Monday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Pearl was born April 12, 1951 to Carl and Bernadine Tucker. Pearl was known for his hard work ethic and worked at the Local Labor Union for 35 years. Anyone who knew Pearl, knew he was a very proud father and Papa. He treasured his time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. In his free time, he loved to fish and play pool. He is survived by his sons Josh (Keri) Tucker, Jeremy (Garnet) Tucker, and Jeff Tucker. He is also survived by four grandchildren who he treasured: Maddie Tucker, Kaylen Tucker, Lizzie Tucker, and Joey Tucker and two brothers: Carl and Tom and four sisters: Kay, Pat, Hilda, and Kathy. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister June, brother Orville, and nephews: Zackery “Zack” Tucker and Carl Eugene. He was loved dearly and will be missed by many.

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