Denver Lee Tuckey, Sr. | Obituaries

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Denver Lee Tuckey Sr. went home early in the morning on October 22, 2020, at the age of 87, to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family. He wants the reader to know that you too can have the same hope for eternal life that you enjoyed through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ – a sacrifice of love for you. Denver was born in New Cumberland, PA on July 25, 1933, the son of Martha (Whisler) Tuckey and the stepson of George Martin Tuckey.

Denver was retired from the Tuckey Companies and had lived in the Carlisle area with his wife, Gayle, since 1961. He graduated from Enola High School in 1952. He leaves behind his 68-year-old wife, Gayle (Deckman) Tuckey, and sons, Kenneth (Mrs. Marsha) and Michael (Mrs. Becky) of Carlisle. He was preceded in death by his son Denver “Pete” Tuckey Jr. from Newville. Denver’s siblings are Georgetta Crone, Martha Perry (deceased), David Tuckey, and James Tuckey (deceased). He was blessed with an extended family that included four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Denver has served its community well for decades. He was known to many in the Carlisle area as “the million dollar man” as he was the first chairman of the United Way Capital Campaign, which raised a million dollar campaign in 1994 to executive teams including Carlisle YMCA, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Carlisle Summerfair, Capital Campaign Review Board, Leadership Carlisle (now known as Leadership Cumberland), Teen Challenge (Chair), Carlisle Area Industrial Development Corporation (CAIDC), Cumberland County Planning Commission, and the Carlisle Rotary Club (former President). In addition to his construction career and community service, Denver served on the board of directors of Orrstown Bank.

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