Charles William Tuck

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Bangor - Charles William Tuck, 84, was called home by his Lord and Saviour December 27, 2016, at a local hospital. He was born May 21, 1932, in Stillwater, the son of Charles Orlan and Margaret Elizabeth (Gillispie) Tuck.
Bill was a graduate of Bangor High School, class of 1950 and had been employed by Footmans Dairy but was most proud of his service with the Bangor Fire Department from which he retired. He was a lifelong member of the Columbia Street Baptist Church which was the central focus of his life. He was Deacon Emeritus after many years of filling leadership positions with Adult Sunday School teaching, Youth programs and also served as President of the Church Body for several years. Bill's compassion for mankind and the less fortunate was evident by his service to the Bangor Salvation Army. He was instrumental in the development of Camp Capella on Phillips Lake, also served on the board of the United Cerebral Palsy and was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Ethel (Craig) Tuck of Bangor; five sons, Mark Tuck and his wife, Suzanne of Bangor, Charles Tuck and his wife, Cynthia of Brewer, Rev. Thomas Tuck and his wife, Kathleen of Pittston, Stephen Tuck and his wife, Melissa of Topsham and Daniel Tuck and his wife, Bernardine of Franklin, NH; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Ann Parker of Nokomis, FL; one brother, Richard "Dick" Tuck and his wife, Lorraine of Eddington; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Warren "Sonny" Young and sisters, Gloria Spencer and Jane Coffin.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Thomas A. Tuck officiating. A reception will be held in the church immediately following the service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery at a later date. Those who wish to remember Bill in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Memorial Funds of the Columbia Street Baptist Church. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  December 29, 2016
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