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1963 John 2022

John C. Tucker

March 25, 1963 — July 2, 2022

John Calvin Tucker, 59, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born March 25, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri the son of George E. and Rosalee A. (Flower) Tucker.  He departed this life, Saturday, July 2, 2022, at his home surrounded with love and family.

John attended Topeka High School. 

On July 7, 1983, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Pilcher in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Early in John’s career he worked in restaurant management.  He later went to work for Pleasant Hill Veneer Manufacturing and finished his career at Pfizer in Lee’s Summit.  He was a former member and Deacon of the Forest Grove Baptist Church and was currently a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church.  He enjoyed working in his yard, spending time outdoors, and traveling.  He loved sports, especially watching, and coaching his girls in competitive softball.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Janine Tucker on November 17, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Jamie (and Michael) McWhorter of Pleasant Hill, Brandice Gurganus of Austin, Texas, Erica Tucker (and Todd McVay) of Blue Springs, and Erin Tucker of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, Kynadee McWhorter, Emmaree Hernandez, Liberty Julien, Mila Julien, Xavier Julien, Khloe McVay, and Vincent Tucker; two siblings, Mike Tucker and Julie Holmberg, both of Topeka, Kansas; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Strasburg Baptist Church.  Pastor Stephan Albin officiated.   Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Chad Carpenter, Chris Carpenter, John Michael Holmberg, Jarod Medlock, Jacob Pilcher, and Jason Pilcher.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kidney Transplant Fund, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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