Ryan Adam Tucker, age 37, of Niceville, Florida passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023.
Ryan was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on November 19, 1985 to parents Scott and Karen Tucker of Niceville, Florida. Ryan is survived by his parents, older brother Larry Tucker and wife Kendra of Niceville, his twin brother Robert Tucker and wife Deana, also of Niceville, and beloved nieces, Ayla, Autumn, Amelia Jo, Carly, and Amelia Rae, and nephew Gage.
Ryan grew up in Niceville with a love for hunting, fishing, and baseball. Coached by his father Scott, grandfather Larry (Buck) Tucker, and later by favorite coach Joe Nedoroscik, Ryan was known as a formidable opponent and accomplished player. Graduating from Niceville Senior High School in 2004, Ryan excelled in baseball as a top pitcher on competitive “travel” teams and for NHS. As a senior, Ryan was the leading starting pitcher for the Eagles, compiling a 10-1 record in 2004 and earning an athletic scholarship to Enterprise College from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, Ryan continued playing baseball at Huntingdon College until a serious rotator cuff injury ended his career. While never known for his size, his work ethic and “desire to win” were key attributes and characteristics of his success.
After college, Ryan joined the family business and became an integral part of Polishing Systems Inc. His humor, outstanding work ethic, capabilities, and unquenchable desire to learn will always be remembered and so very sorely missed by his many friends and his loving family.
Ryan’s joy and love of life and family is exceeded only by his love for Jesus Christ.
Ryan Adam Tucker, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend and child of God will be honored and remembered at services on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.