Donald Tucker, Past Power Equipment President, Dies at 81

Mon August 30, 2004 - Southeast Edition

Donald Miller Tucker, former president of Power Equipment Company, died of pneumonia on July 25. He was 81.

A resident of Knoxville, TN, Tucker spent his career in the construction industry working alongside his brother, Thomas M., and father, R.S., who founded Power Equipment Company. He succeeded his father as the dealership's president and Chairman of the Board.

Tucker attended St. Andrews School of Middletown, DE, and served in the Army. Soon after, he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in civil engineering.

He was a member of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and was active in the United Way, YMCA and Salvation Army.

An enthusiastic sports fan and University of Tennessee supporter, Tucker was an avid jogger, hiker and gardener.

He was preceded in death by his son Ray H. Tucker; parents R.S. and Blanche McMahon Tucker; and brother Thomas McMahon Tucker Sr.

He is survived by his wife Jo-Anne Kuhlo Tucker; sons Donald Tucker, Cambridge, MA, and Mark H. Tucker, Kingsport, TN; daughters Janie Tucker Gibbs, Brandenton, FL, Julianne Tucker Hartman, Davidson, NC, Joan Tucker Fife, Orinda, CA, and Sheila Tucker Reno,Maryville, TN; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.