TRAVERSE CITY — Timothey Herbert Tuck, 54, passed peacefully away Oct. 11, 2013, at his home in Traverse City, surrounded by family and friends. Born on Oct. 31, 1958, at Tolfree Hospital in West Branch, Tim lived in Houghton Lake until 2001 when he married Joanne King Collins and moved to Traverse City.
Tim graduated from Houghton Lake High School in 1977 and worked at his parents’ hardware store for several years.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He loved the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and the Detroit Red Wings. He had a special euchre group that he loved and had the opportunity in September to spend a couple of hours with the group.
His friends are many and were very important to him. He had a big personality and left an imprint on all of us who knew and loved him.
Tim is survived by his wife of 12 years, Joanne, of Traverse City; his parents, Don and Mary Anne Tuck, of Houghton Lake; brother, Craig (Julia), of Greenville; and brother, Chris, of Houghton Lake. He is also survived by stepchildren, Chanda Moore and Buddy Collins, both of Traverse City; step grandchildren, Marlee Smith and Kalyn Moore, of Traverse City; aunt, Thelma Tuck, of Gaylord; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
A funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Wednesday, Oct. 16, with visitation at 11 a.m., with services to follow at noon. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Traverse City. A celebration of life will also be held in Houghton Lake on Oct. 26, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Elks Lodge on M-55. A potluck dinner and an opportunity to enjoy remembering Tim is planned.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 525 W. 14th St., Unit 5, Traverse City, MI 49684.
The family would like to thank all of those who helped in Tim’s journey, his caregivers, physicians and staff and Hospice of Michigan for the final days. The family also wishes to thank the Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home for the arrangements.