Theodore “Teddy” Owen Stuckey, 62, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at his home with his family by his side.
Teddy was born in Evansville, Indiana on September 8, 1960 to the late Donald and Laura (Kersting) Stuckey. He and his parents had visited all 50 states by the age of 18. He was a 1978 graduate of Central High School, where he played varsity football. As it is often said, “Brave and great at 78”. He then went to Vincennes University and Purdue Extension and graduated with a degree in horticulture. Teddy operated two successful businesses for over 30 years: Teddy’s Spring Valley Garden Center and JETS Car Wash. Teddy loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. He had a passion for classic cars that he and his son Teddy 2 shared in common. Teddy loved giving back and making people happy. He sponsored several youth league athletic programs in the city and enjoyed Central football games. Teddy was a member of the Masonic Lodge, served on the Center Township Advisory Board, Animal Control Board, Salem United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Republican Party. Teddy loved attending the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair and Frog Follies with his family. He will always be remembered by his friends and family for always being there when they need him and of course his famous tutus. Teddy was the kind of man the world needs more of, a loving father, son, uncle, husband and brother. He touched the lives of many and will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. Teddy was a truly great man.
Teddy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debbie (Baker) of Evansville, IN; son, Theodore “Teddy” Owen Stuckey, II of Evansville, IN; brothers, Mike Stuckey (Kathy) of Evansville, IN and Jay Stuckey (Mary) of Evansville, IN; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Kramer (Kent) of Mount Washington, KY and Rachel Gill (Eric) of Evansville, IN; brother-in-law, Donnie Becker of Evansville, IN; nieces, Laura Toews (Wes), Lisa Yamamoto (Nick), Dr. Tonya Novosat (Brett) and Tiffany Hahn; nephews, Tom Wolfe (Laura), Michael Stuckey, Donald Stuckey (Julie), Cody Baker and Tyler Kramer (Kinsey), nieces and nephews, Ella, Ensley, and Emory Yamamoto, Anna and Abigail Toews, Owen Stuckey, Brandon and Ali Wolf, Gracie Mae Hahn and Hayden Kramer; And his two dogs, Chewie and Bear.
Teddy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Carolyn Wolf and Gloria “Dodie” Thomas; and an infant brother, Don Ray Stuckey.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E. Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711. Cremation will follow the meeting. .
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Posted by Browning Funeral Home – Evansville on February 2, 2023.