David Max Tucker


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 t

he 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.



  1. Sue Badera 1 December, 2011 at 23:15 Reply

    Even though I did not see my brother,Max, often over the years, we did keep up with correspondence and phone calls. I miss him greatly. I do know that his daughter and granddaughters were the light of his life! He was rooted to the Austin area because of them and because of his ex-wife, Shaela’s, continuing caring about him because of their daughter, Breezy. He was truly blessed to have Shaela and Breezy as an integral part of his life. Thank you Shaela and Breezy!


  2. Linda Lynk 2 December, 2011 at 05:09 Reply

    We love you Max and will miss you forever. You were a great husband to my daughter, a wonderful father to my granddaughter and a loving grandfather to my great-granddaughters. We’ll always remember you.

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