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Robert Hoyle Tucker

June 22, 1930 March 29, 2019
Robert Hoyle Tucker
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Obituary for Robert Hoyle Tucker

Robert Hoyle Tucker, known by friends and family as "Robert", "Bob", and "Tucker", of Lapeer died Friday, March 29, 2019.

Bob was born June 22, 1930, in Asheville, North Carolina, to Lois and Myrtle (Parsons) Tucker. He graduated from Ashley High School in Gastonia, N.C., class of 1948. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Mary Ruth "Rudi" Hart on August 13, 1955 in Gastonia. Bob earned his degrees at North Carolina State University and later continued his studies at Princeton University. Bob spent most of his professional career as a professor of architecture at the University of Detroit and upon retirement was awarded "Professor Emeritus". Bob had many diverse interests including piloting sailplanes and restoring Italian cars.

Bob is survived by his wife Rudi Tucker; his children, Stuart Tucker of Hamtramck, Flynn Tucker of Lapeer, Ashley White of Lapeer, and Roman Tucker of Attica. Bob is also survived by his beloved grandson, Tucker White of Lapeer. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In keeping with Bob's wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. A celebration of his life will be held in the near future.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Advancement at the University of Detroit Mercy with "School of Architecture General Scholarship Fund" on the memo line. Send to: University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.

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Event Information

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date

Memorial Contribution

Advancement at the Univeristy of Detroit Mercy

"School of Architecture General Scholarship Fund" in Memo Line
University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

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