Moody Tucker

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Departed on May 13, 2020 and resided in Saint Charles, MO

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***Update, Celebration of Life will be held at Ethyl's Smoke house in O'Fallon, MO on Sunday, July 19 from 2-6 pm.

Moody Ray Tucker (Tucker), 76, of St. Charles, MO, passed away on May 13, 2020.

Moody was born in Alton, Il on August 14, 1943. He graduated from East Alton-Wood River Community High School and continued on to a year of college at Ottawa University.

Ray was married to Jane Orler, they were married 9 years and remained friends for life. Tucker worked as a bartender for Elmer’s Tavern and several other local establishments where he touched the lives of many with his jokes and kind nature. He enjoyed golf in his younger years and spending time with his family.

Ray is survived by his daughter’s Rene and Joelle and his son-in-law, Randy, his sister, Genie, his grandchildren, Tucker, Justice, Dawson, Landon, Madison and Brody, his sister-in-law, Donna and his niece, Lisa and other family and friends.

Moody Ray is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Beulah, his father Melvin and his brother Wesley.

Tucker did not want any type of funeral or memorial service. We will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date that will be posted on the Cremation Society of Missouri Website, as well as the Gee Wilikers Facebook page and his daughter’s Facebook pages, when it is safe for people to be together to celebrate and share stories of the amazing father, grandfather, brother and friend that he was to many.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to give a generous tip in Tucker’s honor the next time you go out to eat or have a drink at the bar. We know that he was thinking of all his fellow servers and bartenders out there without work during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

The family of Moody Tucker wishes to thank SSM Home Hospice staff, they were absolutely wonderful to work with and took great care of him in his last days.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Natalie Healey May 15, 2020 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Rene, Joelle and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad, grandpa and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Natalie & Brian Healey and Tom Brown

    • Diane Gibson May 18, 2020 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      So deeply sorry . Tuck and I go back for probably 45 years and hard to imagine he is gone. Prayers to your family and my deepest condolences.

  2. Reggie (Regina) Jenkins May 15, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    oh gosh… what to say ? words are written to wish the Family my condolences .I remember Tucker’s sister Genie and the great cook she was .I have more memories than I can post ,the time Robin and Paul Gramlich along with their beautiful departed daughter ,Leigh named their pup after Tucker.I laughed and was so glad they choose Tuck over me.I heard his jokes over and over again ,not ONCE did I say “I heard that one ” I listened as attentively as i did the first time .He helped me move more than once ,I feed him when I lived in Bogey Hills Apartments and I visited him often after Wiliker’s .I drank Grand Marnier ONLY once ,for him.He listened to everyone ,every story remembered every name and “knocked ” on the bar top after a tip.I could go on and on ,A greater more gentle giant will I ever know than Tucker or Moody as I loved to call him.The world has lost a one of a kind person ,who loved his family ,grand children and his friends .I also send condolences for the passing of Wesley , he was a wonderful guy as well .my sincere condolences to Rene,Joelle ,Randy ,Jane and all of his grandchildren.Have a BIG Tucker hug for me when I see you my Dear Friend

  3. Stan Siegfried May 15, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I will miss Tuck and all the fun we had. As we all know he had a great joke for anyone and everybody. He will be remembered for a long

  4. Karen Gainor(Counts) May 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Tucker was a dear sweet friend who always made me smile, had a joke to make me laugh when things got tough. Wish I could have given you one last hug!!😇

    • Jackie May 15, 2020 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Wow, where to begin. From the moment I met you until the day that you left I always knew what a kind heart you were. You would tell me jokes at WILIKERS and then go right into stories about your girls, and what was going on with them. That was really where your heart was, your girls. Your eyes would light up and there would be a sparkle about you when you spoke of them. I will never forget the kindness you showed my mom on a regular basis when she would come into Willikers to see you. You just touched so many people with your gentle spirit and you will never be forgotten. I saw you last a few years ago at Ethel’s on your birthday and you were still full of piss and vinegar then! Heaven definitely got an angel. Until we meet again my friend.

  5. Diane Koishor May 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Love you so much and will be missing you! Thanks for all of the fun times we spent together!!

    Frank and Diane Koishor

  6. The Luebbers May 15, 2020 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Renee, Madison, Brody and family – We are so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can make it better, but i do hope that you will, in time, be able to think of your dad with more smiles than tears.Sending prayers and hugs for you all.

  7. Robin B Gramlich May 15, 2020 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Tucker was the pulse that kept Wiliker’s beating! Always loved to see his face behind the bar…like everything was as it should be when you walked in the door! It feels so very sad that another era has passed along with Tuck. Godspeed Tucker, you were one of a kind…💗💕

  8. Linda Hinds May 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Never seen Tucker without a smile. I had a bad cold and he made me a hot toddy and I never got another cold. When I was inspecting at the PO he hollered at me at his apartment and made me laugh. He was special and one of a kind.

  9. Monique Lyle May 15, 2020 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    What a guy! Loved him dearly! So very sorry for your loss, Tucker family. Please know I’ll be leaving a BIG FAT TIP in his honor. Our world was a better place because of him, in so many ways! Thanks Tucker!💞

  10. Staci Adams May 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    In the short time my family and I got to know this guy, undoubtedly we are grateful that our paths crossed. Thinking of all his family and friends.

    • Diane Gibson May 18, 2020 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Such a loss for so many. Tucker and I go back at least 45 years and it is so hard to believe he is gone. Prayers to his family and my deepest condolences

  11. Audrey Yarbrough May 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    A special guy, great bartender! RIP Tucker

  12. Brenda Eisenbath May 15, 2020 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Best bartender ever! Always, had the best jokes.
    Once he would started telling stories their was no stopping him.
    Great employee for 12 years.
    He took pride in his job, always on time, ready to work and do his job to the best of his ability.
    He will be greatly missed.

    • Pat Haynes May 16, 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

      I remember the day we moved in next door to the Tucker family. We came from Michigan & knew no one. I was 16 (now 78) & absolutely devastated to have left my friends & family. Ray made me laugh & showed kindness. In 1964 my husband (Mike) & I with our son relocated to California where we are still. So many memories of pizza parties, dinners, & just getting together at the Tucker’s. Maryjean thanks for the memories. Hugs from Pat & Mike💕🙏🏻

  13. A.J. Edgar May 15, 2020 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    A fabulous friend. A more fabulous man. The stories would take up more space than I have here. He truly was one of a kind. Heaven has got one of the best men I know. Mr. Tucker I love you. Say hi to Stan, Doc and Cal. Fair winds and following seas. A.J.

    • Gina M Cordova May 15, 2020 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      I will always remember you as the sweetest, one of a kind person,
      that I have ever worked with.
      I can only remember good.
      That’s all I’ve ever seen from you.
      I love you and I will miss knowing that you are on this Earth bringing smiles to everyone you met.
      But someday, I will join you in heaven. ❤️💔❤️

  14. Gina M Cordova May 15, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I will always remember you as the sweetest, one of a kind person,
    that I have ever worked with.
    I can only remember good.
    That’s all I’ve ever seen from you.
    I love you and I will miss knowing that you are on this Earth bringing smiles to everyone you met.
    But someday, I will join you in heaven. ❤️💔❤️

  15. John Moehlman May 15, 2020 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    A best friend for 40 yearsI Will be missed for a long long time

  16. Nancy Hoffman May 15, 2020 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    So many great memories of Tucker. it wasn’t his great pour as a bartender, but the sincere, gentle and kind person that kept us coming back for more! Now he’s sharing his joy in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Phil & Nancy

  17. Jamie Mccoy May 15, 2020 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    You will be missed deeply I remember you going to all the basketball games.

  18. Norma Richmond May 16, 2020 at 2:13 am - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss, Tucker was a great man. Prayers for your family.

  19. Jaa Cee May 16, 2020 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Great bartender and golf story teller

  20. paul sikorski May 16, 2020 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Great Guy,

  21. Gayle Pence May 16, 2020 at 9:51 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to his family and good friends.
    I’m a cousin from the Jenkins/Watson side of the family and I will be remembering you in prayer.

  22. Ryan Faller May 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Tucker was one of the best men I’ve had the privilege of meeting.

  23. Jeneane Schneider May 17, 2020 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Your loss is deeply felt.
    He’s up there with Cal. Stan and Doc. All Williker’s icons. He will be missed.

  24. Dennis Moore May 21, 2020 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Rest in peace my friend…you will be missed immensely

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