DR. TUCKER L. SELF
Tucker Lynn Self, 74, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, after a short illness in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Tucker was born May 22, 1946 in Goshen, Indiana the son of the late Robert J. and Mary Jane (Woods) Self. He was a 1964 graduate of Goshen High School and entered Ashland University Ohio the same year completing his undergraduate degree in Special Education in 1968. He pursued a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Toledo. Tucker enjoyed working in education; but he was the happiest when he was in a classroom teaching administrators who wanted to become a school Principal or Superintendent.
Tucker is survived by the love of his life, his wife Ruth; daughters, Jennifer (Tom) Esler, Cathy (Todd) Branch, Loy Koeller, Cheryl (Jamie) Koeller-Hopton; grandsons, Nicolas and Cooper Hopton, Dylan and Devon Branch, Jacob Esler; granddaughters, Katja Podulka, Alex and Kayla Branch; his special dog Lucy!; brother, Phil (Diane) Self; brother-in-law, Glen (Jane) Schlosser; as well as nieces and nephews.
After retirement, Tucker and Ruth owned and operated a home health business, Self Support Personal Care for eleven years. Longing for sunny skies all day with beautiful sunsets, warm, white sandy beaches and true retirement, they moved to Ft. Myers, Fl in 2017. Florida quickly became home. Even though Tucker was a die-hard Cleveland Indian Baseball fan, he fell in love with the Red Sox training camp facility at Jet Blue. He was lucky enough to conduct tours and drive fans on a golf cart.
A celebration of life (Tucker’s style is come casual and ready to have fun) is being planned for Ohio in a few weeks. Our hearts are broken! This wonderful man, husband, dad, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, mentor, neighbor will be loved and remembered in many different ways forever. Rest in Peace, Tucker.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers is entrusted with final care.