Austin Tucker

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Austin Tucker

February 18, 1998 - February 21, 2019

Austin Tucker On Feb. 21, 2019, Austin Tucker went to be with our Lord. Austin was born Feb. 18, 1998, and was raised in Athens.
He was a member of the Athens Swim Team, Athens High School band and was president of the Alabama FCCLA. After graduating high school with honors, Austin followed his dream to serve our country as a Marine Raider in the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command. Austin loved his family and friends and he considered it an honor to be a Marine Raider.
In his 21 years, Austin touched so many lives. He is known for his love, loyalty to others, engaging smile and his contagious laughter. Austin's memory will live on in everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Jeannette and Joe Tucker Atchley and Rebeca and Will Tucker Clark, brother, Alex Tucker; sister, Emerald Neary; grandparents, Larry and Patty Kimm; great-grandmother, Nancy Orozco; uncles and aunts, DJ and Kim Tucker and Robert and Kristy Tucker; great-aunts and uncles, Marty and Dolores Hernandez, Mike and Cathy Hanlon, Carmen and Carlton Tedrick, Nina and Larry Eaton, John and JoAnne Orozco, Mary Orozco and Anne Baham; many cousins in several states; and countless dear friends.
A celebration of Austin's life will be 4 p.m. March 2 at the Limestone Chapel in Athens. Visitation is noon to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in honor of Austin to the Marine Raider Foundation to assist other Marine Raiders and their families.
Published on March 1, 2019
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Bob & Sam Boland
Mar 05, 2019
There are no words of comfort we can offer to this family to fill the void they will have the rest of their lives except to say that we are truly sorry for the loss of LCpl Austin Tucker. We just hope you are able to find some peace through your faith and all the heartwarming memories you may have of him.

Please know that there are many families in this country crying right along with you, who have to share this heavy burden. We are also so very grateful of the service Austin provided to our nation.

With all our deepest empathy,

Bob & Sam Boland
Gold Star Parents of the
late PFC Zachary Boland,
Terence Crooks
Mar 03, 2019
Fair Winds and Following Seas Marine, RIH!!!