STARKVILLE — John Arthur “Red” Tucker, 84, died Oct. 1, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, at Hairston and Hairston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Kemp officiating. Burial will follow at First Baptist Church of Longview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Hairston and Hairston Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tucker was born March 23, 1937, in Sturgis, to the late Dempsy Tucker and Leona Beckum. He was formerly employed as a logger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Louis Kemp; and one great-grandchild.
He is survived by his children, Anita Ambrose of Vernon, Rev. Charles Kemp of Tupelo, Carlos Kemp and Marcie Pearson, both of Starkville; brother, Willie James Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren