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Welcome to the "Dr. Tucker", an icon of East Point, page.

You may wonder what it is.  It is a collection of classmates recollections and experiences of the good Doctor.

We received the original notice of the good Doctor's death from fellow classmate Jim (Jimmy) Goad.  A link to an AJC article  is:

How does the material get posted?

Well, if we were real talented web masters, you could just post it here yourself.  Absent those talents, we request you send the material by email to John Mullinax at johnm@mindspring.com  or Jimmy Knight at knightjek@earthlink.net.  If you prefer regular mail just send it to John at 4231 McClatchey Cir, Atlanta, GA 30342.

How is the material organized?

It will appear on this page on a first come first served basis in the form of a Table of Contents listing the Topic and identifying the contributor.  The topic will be a clickable link to the body of the material.  It is that simple; so, let's get started.

 

Table of Contents

 

Topic or Material

Contributor

Date Submitted

01 "A Missed Opportunity" Jimmy Goad 05/04//2009
02 "Sports and Horsing Around" Jimmy Knight 05/04/2009
03 "Penicillin Shots" Rhodes Waller 05/05/2009
04 "Another East Point Institution is Gone"                   Joanna (Simpson) Patterson 05/05/2009
05 "After a Typical Football Game"                                             Joe Jenson 05/05/2009
06 "He Was Our Family Doctor" Burgan Revell (class of 56) 05/06/2009
07 He's The Reason I'm not Crippled Today Carolyn Stewart 05/14/2009
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"A Missed Opportunity"

Saw in the AJC today that Dr. Tucker passed away he was 94 .The AJC had a great article up on him . Many of us went to Dr Tucker . He put eight stitches in my top lip in 1955 . That injury put a halt to my career as an NFL hopeful .


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Sports and Horsing Around

I remember two events involving Dr. Tucker. 

 

The first involved Jimmy Bonner when he injured his back in a football game.  Dr. Tucker was at the game and somehow, I don’t remember exactly how, took Jimmy to his office.  Coach Alex Truitt, Harold McDonald and I went to Dr. Tucker’s office as soon as the game was over and stayed while he examined Jimmy. It turned out he wasn’t injured very bad.

  

The second involved Buddy McGlon.  We were horsing around in the classroom portion of the new gym after school and I accidentally slammed the door to Coach Truitt’s classroom on Buddy’s hand.  Buddy jerked his hand and pulled out a finger nail.  It still makes me a little queasy when I think about it.  We took him to Dr. Tucker’s and he treated his hand.  I specifically remember Dr. Tucker giving him a shot for the pain.

 

By the way, I don’t remember Dr. Tucker looking anything like the picture in the AJC article.  I remember him with a full head of dark hair.

 

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Penicillin Shots

Caught the article last night in the AJC. What ever was wrong you were given a penicillin shot.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/obits/stories//2009/05/04/robert_tucker_obituary.html



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Another East Point Institution is Gone

So another East Point institution is gone.  Dr. Tucker treated me for the flu one winter in the 1950's, and to me he seemed like a wise old man then.  He was only in his late 30's or early 40's, but when you're a teenager anyone over 20 seems ancient.



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After a Typical Football Game

AFTER A TYPICAL FOOTBALL GAME AT SOUTH PARK ,HE SEWED THE MIDDLE OF MY FACE BACK TOGETHER .  THE WORK OF A PLASTIC SURGEON PEOPLE LATER TOLD ME    HE WAS GOOD   TO HAVE AROUND IF SOMEONE HIT YOU IN THE FACE WITH  A  ROCK
AND AS THE STORY GOES MOST DOC,S   WOULD [NOT] HAVE BEEN AT HOME THAT LATE AT NIGHT



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He Was Our Family Doctor

The message below is from Burgan Revell, Russell ’56.  Many of our classmates knew Burgan.  By-the-way, he had a very successful career with the FBI.  I’ve seen him on Fox News several times.  He currently goes by “Buck” and is the CEO of a company supporting Homeland Security and other government organizations.    Jimmy Knight
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Jimmy,  I remember Dr. Tucker very well. He was our family Dr. and probably saved my life when he had my parents rush me to the hospital after I became very ill during school and went home. Mother talked to Dr. Tucker on the phone and immediately thereafter called Dad. He came home and they took me to Crawford W. Long Hospital where Dr. Tucker operated on me and removed my appendix just as it ruptured. If he hadn’t recognized my symptoms I would have probably not gone to the hospital until the infection spread throughout my body.

Dr. Tucker also didn’t believe in coddling patents; during my senior year I hurt my leg during football practice. An X-Ray showed a hairline fracture but when I argued that I had to play because we didn’t have enough players. Mom was not real crazy about the idea of me playing, but Dr. Tucker convinced her that he could put me in a soft cast and I would be able to play without further injury. It worked just fine. The only problem was that it did cut down on my “blazing speed”; I expect that not too many people noticed the difference.

Dr. Tucker was a fine man and a true servant to mankind. It was a privilege to be his patient and to have him as a friend.  Regards, Burgan   

Burgan "Buck" Revell
Class of  '56



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He's the Reason I'm Not Cripple Today.
 
He had made a house call on Penrose Dr.  and I had just fell on my bike, and had a compound commuted fraction.   It was horrible.
 
Amazing, I was thinking about him lately, and wondered if he had [passed] on.
 
 
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