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 Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection – 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 dollars in a single campaign that took place in 1994. Denver has served on various other community boards and nonprofit leadership 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 Rotary Club of Carlisle (past president). In addition to his construction career and community service, Denver served on the board of directors of Orrstown Bank. Denver’s background in construction and his heart for people led him to the mission field, where he focused on construction projects in Central America, South America and Europe. He was a Christian all his life, teaching Sunday school classes and conducting Bible studies in various churches he attended and among friends. He loved the Lord, his wife, and his family with all his heart. Most recently, Denver attended the Bethany Evangelical Church of Carlisle. Services are held privately and at the discretion of the family. A memorial service for Denver’s life will be announced at a later date. Instead of flowers, commemorative gifts can be donated to the Bethany Evangelical Church at 558 Petersburg Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 or the Carlisle Christian Academy at 1412 Holly Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015. To add yourself to the guest book, please visit www.HoffmanFH. com. www.pennlive.com/obits
Published by Patriot-News from October 23. until October 25, 2020.