Warner "Tony" B. Tucker
Warner Tucker, affectionately known as "Tony," was born on October 13, 1936, in Newport News, VA, to his parents William and Alice Tucker, and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Tony was the eldest of seven children and a pillar of dedication, service, and community involvement.
A graduate of Boys High School in Brooklyn, Tony's commitment to education led him to earn an associate's degree in recreational leadership from Red Rocks Community College, Denver. He proudly served ten years in the U.S. Army, specializing in communication, eventually bringing him to Colorado, marking the start of a significant chapter in his life.
Tony married Dora Jene Burt, with whom he had two children, Ronda Lynn and Gregory Eugene Tucker. His life was further enriched when he met and married Judy Lovett. Their union was a testament to love, care, and shared joy in traveling and attending social activities. Judy remembers Tony for his unwavering dedication to her and his Masonic brothers.
His career path was as diverse as it was impactful. He worked at Hewlett-Packard as a night supervisor and later took a managerial role at Safeway’s warehouse. Tony’s passion for youth and community work shone brightly as he coached P.H.A. Little League Football for 15 years and mentored at-risk youth and those with disabilities, making a significant difference in many lives.
A lifelong dedication to the Masonic and Elk communities was a cornerstone of Tony's life. He joined the Pikes Peak Lodge #5 and Empire Elks #1493 in 1962 and served in various capacities, including as secretary for Rocky Mountain Lodge #1 and Syrian Temple #49 and Mountain Plains Consistory and also Electa Chapter #16 O.E.S.. His commitment to these organizations was matched by his love for sports, particularly bowling and golfing, often participating in tournaments and enjoying time with his family.
Warner loved bowling and would often travel out of state for tournaments. When tournaments were local, he would often call his daughter Ronda, and she would bring his grandchildren to watch him bowl. This was a highlight for him to show off and spend quality time with them. His grandchildren have memories of the many bowling alleys and also the different events and gatherings that the Elks and or Masonic’s would have, that they would attend as well. When his grandchildren would come up to Denver and visit, the first thing they would ask him “will you make us shirley temples,” before they even said hello. Tony had as much fun making the drinks as the kids did drinking them. Those silly little drinks brought big smiles to their faces. Tony and the grandchildren would debate about how many cherries would go in the drink sometimes grandpa would win, but a lot of the times the grandchildren would win.
his life was marked by his outgoing personality, and smooth dress. Tony's spirit, generosity, and willingness to give to others will never be forgotten. Rest in peace,
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Alice Drew Tucker, his brother William A. Tucker, sisters Constance and Ruth Tucker, and a daughter, Wilhelmina Leake.
Warner B. “Tony” Tucker departed this life on January 15, 2024, he is survived by his loving wife, Judy, his children, Ronda L. Johnson and Gregory E. Tucker; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, brothers Cannon A. (Andria) Tucker and Dr. Alton G. (Jeanette) Tucker; sister, Kathy Tucker Gatling, and a host of nieces, nephews, Masonic brethren, and friends.