Hal Beall Tucker, age 76, of Braselton GA passed away on Wednesday, December 8th, 2004. He was born on October 12, 1928 in Ocilla, GA to Warren Hubert and Sarah Elizabeth (Beall) Tucker. Mr. Tucker was the First Eagle Scout in Irwin County. Mr. Tucker attended Georgia Tech and was a member of Sigma Chi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu fraternities, receiving his BEE in 1949. Immediately upon graduation, he began his career with Duke Power Company in the steam production department involved in operation and testing of coal fired power plants. Mr. Tucker left Duke in 1951 to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. In 1953, he returned to Duke Power. In 1974, he assumed line management responsibilities for Duke's nuclear operations. Following the accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, he participated in the formation of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, an organization developed to assure safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants in the U.S. As Senior Vice President of Duke Power Nuclear Operations, he made presentations to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on numerous safety issues and served on many industry-related boards and technical committees. He retired in 1993, but continued to serve as a consultant on nuclear safety review boards for various utilities and continued his membership in the American Nuclear Society. In 1997, he was inducted into the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame. As a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, he served many offices on the local and conference levels. Over the years, he was a member of Lions International and Civitan Clubs. While living in Charlotte, NC, he was an active member of Myers Park United Methodist Church and Myers Park County Club. At present, he was a member of the Legends Country Club, Chateau Elan, Braselton, Georgia. His survivors included his wife, Louise Tucker; daughters & sons in law, Julia Tucker & Steve Windham of Fairburn, GA and Mary Louise Tucker & Bert McDade of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Mark Tucker Windham, Laura Windham Holcomb, Sarah Louise McDade and Katie Lucille McDade; brothers, Hubert Tucker, Jr. of Moultrie, GA, Jerry R. Tucker of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Dorothy Smith of Avondale Estates, GA, Anne Smith of Ocilla, GA and his uncle, Kenneth Tucker of Athens, GA. He also had numerous nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11th, 2004 at 2:00p.m. at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Davis Chappell and Bishop Bevel Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to: GA Tech Foundation, Hal Tucker Memorial Scholarship Fund, 177 North Ave, Atlanta, GA 30332-0220. The family will receive friends following the service. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville 770-277-4550.