Retired General Sessions Judge Dies

Retired Memphis lawyer and former General Sessions Judge E. Tucker Dickerson died Sunday (July 8) at the age of 83. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Tucker practiced law in Manchester and served as a city alderman and Coffee County general sessions judge. After stepping down from the bench, he moved to Memphis where he practiced law as a solo practitioner for a short time before being employed by General Innkeeping Acceptance Corporation (GIAC), a subsidiary of Holiday Inns. While with GIAC, he rose from in-house counsel to president of the company – a position he held until he retired. Tucker’s family will receive visitors at Family Funeral Care on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a family time of remembrance at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held July 24 at 6 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, Church of the River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Church Health Center, 1210 Peabody Ave., Memphis 38104. Read more from his obituary