Robert Eugene Tucker, 68, of Cottage Hills, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Granite Nursing and Rehab.
Born in Wood River on Feb. 22, 1947, he was the son of Webb Graham and Betty Tucker Payne. He was raised by his grandparents, Harley and Lela Tucker.
Ron had been a sign language instructor at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.
Surviving are four sisters, Phyllis Oster-Benton and Sally Payne of East Alton, Jessie Jenkins of Alton, and Paulette Dabney of Albany, Texas.
His parents; grandparents; brother, Johnny Payne Jr.; and sister, Carol “Tootie” Maggert; preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Burial will follow in Short Cemetery in Cottage Hills.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville.