Obituary H. Robert “Bob” Tucker March 10, 1934 – March 9, 2019 Harold Robert “Bob” Tucker Jr. gently passed from this life into eternity Saturday March 9 in the presence of his family with his wife Meg by his side. Born March 10, 1934 in the small East Texas town of Athens to Dr. H.R. Tucker, Sr. and Louise Robbins Tucker, Bob graduated Athens High School and Baylor University (1955). Driving back and forth between Waco and Athens each weekend, Bob pastored his first of many Baptist churches. One such weekend he was introduced to fellow-student Margaret Sue Roberts of Tahoka, Texas and was blessed to spend 63 years married together with her following their college graduation. Earning an additional degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, the Tuckers accepted the challenge of planting and growing a new Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio during the late 50s and early 1960s. Those years also gave them a son, Mark, and daughter Elaine. In 1963, Southern Baptists appointed the Tucker family to service as Christian missionaries to Venezuela with the Foreign Mission Board. Following a year of language school in Costa Rica, Bob pastored and planted new congregations in Maracay, Anaco, and Los Teques, Venezuela. He was a founding faculty member of the new established Seminario Teológico Bautista de Venezuela, training men and women for service across the country. The young family grew, adding a daughter Karen and twin sons, John and Phil. After 13 years in Latin America, Bob was selected to serve as the Associate to the Area Director for Western South America for Southern Baptists, pastoring missionaries and their families in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. Bob traveled up and down the continent, encouraging, training, assisting, and loving scores of missionaries and their national colleagues and leaders. His laughter and his genuine care for all persons, regardless of social status or background, and his strong and engaging preaching and teaching made Bob a beloved figure in churches across Latin America. In later years Bob and Meg moved to El Paso, Texas where he guided the Spanish Baptist Publishing House as the period’s largest producer of Spanish-language Bibles and religious literature across the Protestant world. Later, the Tuckers accepted the challenge of assisting the founding of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta. Bob’s classes in Christian Education trained leaders who still serve Canadian churches today. With the fall of the former Soviet Union, Bob and Meg sold their possessions yet again and ventured to a new work assisting the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists in Moscow to create graduate and lay training programs for churches once suppressed under Communism. As members of the small group of Southern Baptist missionaries, Bob left his mark again as a minister who genuinely cared, listened carefully, and wisely advised all who sought his visionary expertise. Two years later Bob took on the task of administering and encouraging missionaries in the newly liberated Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. Retirement found Bob and Meg back in Athens, Texas in what he once called, “His most difficult assignment” — Minister to Single Adults at First Baptist Church. Several years of guiding singles gave way to encouraging Hispanic pastors across East Texas on behalf of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Upon moving to Boerne in 2006, Bob continued this work among Hispanic Baptist pastors in the Hill Country as a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista. In 2013, Bob and Meg joined St. Marks Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. Preaching from the tip of Chile, looking across the Straits of Magellan at Antarctica, to the snow-swept streets of Arkhangelsk, Russia above the Arctic Circle, Bob Tucker typified the life of the biblical “Faithful Servant.” His laughter still rings in the ears of people across both hemispheres and the legacy of his loving lessons and gentle training continues to assist churches and ministries worldwide. Having loved greatly, he will be greatly missed. A Service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Boerne. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne. To send flowers to the family of Harold Robert Tucker, please visit Tribute Store. Events Mar19 Service Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:00PM St. Mark Presbyterian Church 208 W Bandera Road Boerne, Texas 78006 Get directions View MapTextEmail Order flowers for Harold’s Service. Guaranteed delivery before Harold’s Service begins.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Harold Robert Tucker March 10 1934 March 9 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Boerne, state: Texas