MARCO ISLAND — The Marco community responds with sorrow to the sudden death of one of Marco's first and longest-serving city councilors, Glenn Tucker, who was stricken by a brain aneurysm Sunday. Arrangements for Tucker were announced Tuesday morning and have changed slightly, said Tucker's close friend and Island attorney Craig Woodward.
Tucker was a partner with the Island law firm Rhodes, Tucker and Garretson for more than 30 years.
"We were deeply saddened by the passing away of Glenn Tucker, our friend, mentor and colleague. Glenn was not only a distinguished member of the bar, he was a community leader who served on Marco Island's City Council longer than any other member. Glenn served our country aboard a nuclear submarine before taking up his law practice," wrote Vicki Williams to members of the community and Marco Island Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
"He was a long- standing member of our Chamber of Commerce, represented the Marco Island Association of Realtors for many years, and was a staunch defender of individual rights. Perhaps above all, Glenn was compassionate in many ways that were never mentioned or publicized. He gave everything, and asked for nothing in return. We are thankful for the opportunity to know and work with such an extraordinary person, and shall miss him," Williams added.
Visitation for Tucker will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, 577 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island.
Funeral services are to be held 4:30 p.m. Friday at Marco Presbyterian Church, located at 875 West Elkcam Circle
For those who are searching for ways to convey condolences, Glenn Tucker's wife, Bonnie Tucker, welcomes flowers, but would also like for those who prefer donations to know that her husband's favorite organization was the Marco Island YMCA tennis program and that a scholarship award to honor him has been set at the University of Louisville.
Send to the Marco Island YMCA Tennis Program, In Honor of E. Glenn Tucker, 101 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island, FL 34145 or UL DU Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Bill Underwood, 9885 Colony Grove, Villa Park, CA 92861.