Local man killed in Alabama accident

Published 1:30 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2016



MONTGOMERY, AL. — A Cobb man was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Alabama.

Gary Wayne Tucker, age 64, was traveling with one of his sons when the accident occurred at the Interstate 85/65 interchange in Montgomery. Tucker was riding his 1995 Honda Goldwing when for reasons unknown he veered off of the roadway striking a concrete barrier. As a result of the impact Tucker was thrown off the motorcycle, over the barrier and landed on the median below.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

Tucker, a retired plumber, was a talented musician playing bass, piano, guitar and steel guitar. He was a member of bands “Boot Hill Express” and “New Direction.” He played regularly for the Sowega Council on Aging, nursing homes and churches. He was also an avid motorcycle rider.

Donations can be made to the Gary Tucker Memorial Funda at www.gofundme.com.