Barclay D. Tucker II, 69, equipment company owner

October 01, 2004

Barclay Davis Tucker II, former owner of Tucker Equipment Co. in Aberdeen, died of cancer Sept. 24 at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 69 and had lived in Naples, Fla., in recent years.

Born and raised in Forest Hill, Mr. Tucker was a 1953 graduate of Bel Air High School.

He began his career in the early 1950s working for his father's B.D. Tucker & Son in Bel Air, selling International Harvester farm equipment. From 1957 until 1974, he sold farm machinery for International Harvester in Hickory.

In 1974, he established Tucker Equipment Co., which sold J.I. Case construction and agricultural equipment. After selling the business and retiring in 1994, he moved to Naples.

Mr. Tucker was a former president of the Bel Air Jaycees and was a member of Havre de Grace United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Naples.

He enjoyed playing softball and basketball and was an avid bicyclist. He also liked gardening, dancing and listening to country and symphonic music.

Services were held yesterday.

Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Betty Lou Lowe; two daughters, Tracey Lee Tucker of Forest Hill and Jo Elaine Tucker of Naples; and a sister, Elaine Moyer of Edgewood. Another daughter, Betty Lynn Tucker, died in 1978.

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