David “Max” Tucker passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Max was born on Feb. 27, 1956, in Athens, Ohio, to David Tucker and Sandra Stoker, both of whom preceded him in death.
Max joined the circus when he was 17 years old where he was both a vendor and a performer, doing a juggling act, an acrobatic/hand-balancing act, and assisting with a dog act. In the off-season, he would settle in various cities and pick up jobs as a welder, roofer or framer. In the 1980s he settled in Austin, and also lived in Lockhart for a time, working for the City of Lockhart in the Sanitation Department.
Max is survived by his daughter, Breezy Tucker (Russell Gott) and twin granddaughters, Summer and Penelope Gott, of Lockhart. He is also survived by six siblings: Sandra Phoenix, of Spokane,Wash., Sue Badera, of Queensbury, N.Y., Patricia Parks (Richard), of Eaton, Ohio, Ginger Hakes, of Eaton, Ohio, Fritz Holderman (Cathi), of Columbus, Ohio, and Karl Holdermanm, of Eaton, Ohio; and step-father, Wayne Holderman, of Eaton, Ohio. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A lakeside memorial service is being planned for Spring 2012.