Robert B. (Buzz) Tucker

Born:                June 02, 1913
Died:                 August 29, 1993

Turtle Years:    1984-1990
Section:             Board Member

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Buzz was born June 2, 1913 in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky and received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nantes in France and a master’s in education from Fordham University in New York. He received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Transylvania University in Lexington in the late 1950s.

He returned to the United States in the 1940’s and worked with the Cleveland Playhouse and other theaters before moving to New York. He taught at the Riverdale Country School in New York in the 1950s. While completing his doctorate in Lexington, he taught languages at Transylvania University.

Buzz started his psychology career at the Lexington Veterans Affairs hospital. He moved to Dallas in the early 1960s to continue his Psychology practice with the V.A. After retiring in the mid 1970s he and his lifemate began extensive traveling, living for extended periods in Greece and Italy. Their love for the opera caused them to travel and see many of the finest performances in the world.

In Dallas, he also committed many years to the counseling hotline Gayline and served on the Board of Directors. He was a longtime supporter of the Dallas Gay Political Caucus, now the Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance.

Buzz served as a board member of the Chorale from 1985 to 1990.

Buzz died August 29, 1993 at home in Dallas.

He was survived by two brothers, Harry & William of Lexington; nephews, Harry E of Lexington and William M Tucker of Houston; niece, Betty Jane Hembry of Florida; several great-nieces and nephews.

This Turtle Sponsored by: Jack Buzbee

A Turtle’s History

Buzz served as a board member of the Chorale from 1984 to 1990.

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