Jacques served in the U.S. Marines, enlisting as a private and eventually retiring as a Captain. He then founded a successful business with his lifelong partner Barb. He was an excellent genealogist who believed in documenting every fact properly.
The following was written by the family of Jacques Tucker:
Jacques Eaton Tucker died September 7, 2010 in Kansas City, MO. His body has been cremated and inurned at Mount Moriah Cemetery. A celebration of his life will occur at Charlie Hoopers in Brookside on Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm. Jacques was born April 23, 1930 in Newark, NJ, of Murray Eaton Tucker of Denison, TX, and Germaine Marguerite Daubisse of Aubisse, Payzac, Dordogne, France, who were married in New York in 1919. Jacques was raised in West Orange, NJ, graduating from West Orange High School in 1948, thereby becoming a ’48 Tucker. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a private in 1948, serving at Quantico, VA. He also served in Camp Lejeune, NC; the Korean War; Washington, DC; Albany, GA; Okinawa, Japan; Tallahassee, FL, and finally, with fortuity, Kansas City, MO, retiring as a Captain after twenty years’ service. Jacques graduated from FSU with a B.S. in Business, and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Jacques married his high school sweetie, Barbara Oberg, in September 1951. They were blessed with three children: Suzanne (Alongi) of Prairie Village, KS; Carol (Rogers) of Columbia, MO; and William of Kansas City, KS; and seven grandchildren: Troy Cooksey of Grand Junction, CO; Eric Cooksey of Thomson, IL; Isaac Alongi of Olathe, KS; Abraham Alongi of Anchorage, AK; Rachel Elise Tucker Neilson of Charlotte, NC; Emeline Rose Tucker Rogers and Benjamin Tucker Rogers of Columbia, MO; and Adrienne Tucker and Olivia Tucker of Kansas City, KS.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, Jacques began his civilian career at Hallmark Cards and later established Tucker Consulting, Ltd.; International Bookkeeping; and Tucker & Tucker Accountants, Inc., with his faithful wife and partner until they retired in 1998.
Over the years, Jacques served his community as President of the Ruskin Band Parents; a school board member of CSD-1, Hickman Mills; a lifetime member of the NRA; a charter member of the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance; and was politically active with the Libertarian Party as a candidate for Missouri Treasurer and the Jackson County legislature. Jacques was a man of tender heart and great intellect, with a passion for liberty and a deep love for his wife of 59 years and his family. He was an avid researcher of his family’s genealogy and took great pleasure in his French heritage. His websites and blog have tried to inform Americans of the challenges facing our nation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army.
One final comment by Dick Eastman: I noticed that the celebration of Jacques' life will be held at "Charlie Hoopers in Brookside." That has to be at Jacques' request. If so, it represents his humor and his outlook on life. Charlie Hoopers is not a memorial chapel; it is a bar and grille.
Well done, Jacques.