Donald Lee “Ducker” Tully

Published 5:31 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

Donald Lee “Ducker” Tully


Donald Lee “Ducker” Tully, 71, died Tuesday April 22, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center . Born in Danville Kentucky on April 4, 1949, he was the son of the late Preston H. Tully and Lorraine H. Tully. 

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Ducker was a lifelong resident of Danville. He attended the Danville City school system and also attended Eastern Kentucky University. Ducker worked for Norfolk Southern Railway for 42 years. During that time, he was also an avid collector of Indian artifacts. He loved the outdoors during his many ventures into the outdoors hunting artifacts. For many years, Ducker was a person that just loved being around others and providing much joy with his wit and laughter. 

He was also preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Billie Bryant and a nephew, Todd Tully. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Mima Tully, two sons, Dalan (Elina) Tully of Michigan, and Jeremy (Julee) Tully of Lancaster; two brothers, Rodger (Nancy Tully Hogerty) of The Villages, Florida and Lexington and Steve (Janice) Tully of Danville. Two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Jimbo (Joyce) and Bill (Tammy) Bryant and Connie (Paul) Raney, all of Lancaster. His aunt Bonnie Whalen in Maysville, KY, his cousin Mickey (Cathy) Glover from Danville and very special friend, Ronnie Hazlett. Ducker also left behind 10 nieces and nephews. Jennifer (Ronnie) Hawkins, Rodger “Rick” (Shawna) Tully, Leigh (John) Brodner, Chantal (Sean Mince) Pummill, Angie (Melissa Barnes) Bryant, Shaun (Danielle) Raney, Bo (Brenna) Bryant, and Jason (Brandi) Hardwick, Heather Nobles and Cherish Moore. He also left 13 “great” nieces and nephews; Savannah, Alexandra, Sarah, Ella, Zinnia, Evelyn, Guinevere, Bella, JJ, Eva, Mattie, Coleman and Archer. He loved them dearly. 

His family wants to recognize Vanderbilt Hospital that took such good care of him for the last 21 years. Services will be private and should you wish to express your sorrow and sympathy the address would be 420 Locust, Danville, KY.