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Wilson Miller Tucker

ROCK HILL -- Mr. Wilson Miller Tucker, 92, of 1330 India Hook Road, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Tucker was born in Columbia, Tenn. In 1938, he graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy, attended ship salvage school in New York City and became a deep-sea diver. He was stationed in Manila, Philippines, where his unit raised 483 vessels sunken in the Manila harbor.

Following the war, he joined General Foods Corporation and worked in the research facilities in Hoboken, N.J. and Tarrytown and White Plains, N.Y. He moved with his wife, Ruth to Rock Hill in 1972. Miller soon became a teacher at York Tech and greatly enjoyed teaching there. In order to keep his mind fresh, Miller began to take courses at Winthrop University and received his Master's Degree in 1996, at the age of 81.

Miller loved Big Band music. He had an extensive collection which he shared with many groups; he was a virtual encyclopedia for anyone with questions. He was also active in amateur theater wherever he lived. Two of his favorite roles were in Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.

He enjoyed golf at Rock Hill Country Club for many years. Miller was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Tucker of Atlanta, Ga.; his son, John M. Tucker and wife of Weston, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church or Westminster Towers Benefit Fund.

Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is serving the Tucker family. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.

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