October 28, 1932 - February 4, 2020 Louis James Tucker Sr., 87, of Midland, beloved father, grandfather, and friend, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Tucker was born Oct. 28, 1932, to the late Hazel Lee Tucker Sr. and the late Bertie Mae Tucker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Doris Barrier Tucker; daughter, Pamela Hatcher; sister, Carolyn Fritts; brothers, Hazel Tucker (Ruth), Dan Tucker (Helen), and Perry Tucker; and brothers-in-law, James Belangia and Bob Fisher. Louis was a man of integrity, and a strong believer in hard work, family, and craftsmanship. He traveled North America with his father and brothers building a career as a master brick mason, specializing in high quality brick kiln construction. Although his work took him to distant locations, he always loved being home in North Carolina with his family and friends. Louis enjoyed spending most of his time outside and was an avid gardener, outdoorsman, and small engine mechanic. He loved sharing stories of his travels and lifetime of knowledge with younger generations to inspire and educate. Louis will be deeply missed by all who shared life with him, and his spirit will live on in their fond memories. Survivors include his son, Louis James Tucker II (Jill); grandson, Anthony Hatcher (Leah); granddaughter, Crystal Tucker; sister, Isabell Belangia; brother, Bob Tucker (Gail); and sisters-in-law, Shelia Tucker and Anne Fisher. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, at Howell's Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastors Edward "Buster" Pigg and Andy Downs. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. Memorials may be made to Howell's Baptist Church, 3800 Baptist Lane, Concord, NC 28025. Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Tucker family. Condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com. Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland www.hartsellfh.com
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