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Fredric William "Bill" Tuckey

March 26, 1937 — December 20, 2020

FREDRIC WILLIAM “BILL” TUCKEY,
83, of Cass City, MI died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Covenant Healthcare Cooper Campus. He was born March 26, 1937 in Cass City, MI, the sixth child born to Charles Luke and Evelyn D. (Doerr) Tuckey. He married Sylvia Ann Daniels on June 4, 1994 in Hopevale Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI.

Bill attended Cass City High School where he excelled in basketball, football, and track. He earned a B.S. Degree from Central Michigan University, and where he also played football and basketball. Bill graduated in June 1960 and joined the military in October 1960. He served in the U.S. Army where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. His exemplary performance allowed him to stay in Fort Benning, Georgia as a company commander for inductees into bootcamp. After his time spent in the service, Bill moved to Daytona Beach, FL and worked as a manager for Prudential Life Insurance Company. Bill moved back to Caro in 1966, where he purchased and operated Tuckey Block Company which he later sold. In 1977, he bought an insurance agency in Caro, which later became the Tuckey-Raymond Insurance Agency.

Bill served on numerous boards over the years including: the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners, the Tuscola County Road Commission, Caro Community Hospital Board, and the Board of Directors for State Savings Bank of Caro. Bill’s favorite sport was golfing; and to his credit he made six successful holes-in-one! He enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, wood carving, pottery, building dollhouses, and artwork. Bill liked to watch the old westerns on television, especially Gunsmoke, which he watched over and over.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children: Michael (Laura) Tuckey of Caro, MI; Lisa (Jim) Will of Caro, MI; Teri (Pete) Lalli of Navesink, NJ; Denise (Mike) Sturgeon of Clio, MI; Shari Lee (John) Concklin of Oxford, MI; grandchildren: Megan, Jennifer, Emma, Alec, Ryan, Demetra, Sofia, Amanda, Michael, Benji; great-grandchildren: Piper and Cole; sister Eunice Kaufman of Cass City; brothers: Charles (Iris) Tuckey of Cass City, Dr. Donald (Kathlyn) Tuckey of Frankenmuth, Roy (Kathleen) Tuckey of Cass City; sisters-in-law, Delores Tuckey of Cass City, Barbara Tuckey of Cass City. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: JD Tuckey, Robert Tuckey; sister: Dorothy (Carl) Mantey; brother-in-law, Donald Kaufman.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Cass City Missionary Church with Pastor Phil Burkett officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cass City Missionary Church or the American Lung Association. Friends may share memories, prayers, and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Attendees are also kindly reminded to wear a mask or other facial covering while inside the church.

Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Cass City Missionary Church

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
(989) 872-2195
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