Family remembers life of Greenwood teen, cause of death still un - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Family remembers life of Greenwood teen, cause of death still unknown

Posted: Updated:

By: Lauren Fabrizi
lfabrizi@klkntv.com

The cause of the death of William (Billy) Tucker, an 18-year-old Greenwood teen found dead Sunday, is still unknown. Deputies are waiting on the results of a toxicology report.

Billy's family spoke with Channel 8 Eyewitness News Tuesday to recall his life. His unexpected death has left his parents and twin brothers in shock.

"All I got is that I can hold his last words," father Steve Tucker said. "He told me was he loved me, dad. And drove off."

Lancaster County deputies are still investigating how Billy died. Right now, they know he went to a party and stayed the night in Lincoln Saturday. He returned to a friend's home in Waverly Sunday morning.

According to Sheriff Terry Wagner, Billy told his friends he was still intoxicated, and went to sleep. When they tried to wake him a while later, he wasn't breathing.

There's still a lot of unanswered questions for the family. So they're trying to focus on the good times they shared with Billy, an athlete who loved martial arts, wrestling and football. More than anything, he loved the Huskers.

"Ninety percent of the time you caught him in a Nebraska shirt," Tucker said. "If he had to put something else on because we had a family function or something, he'd grit. In all the pictures, there's Bill with his Husker red shirt on."

Billy had plans to start college in January, and to become a nurse - something his dad said he would have been great at since he could always put a smile on everyone's face.

"Majority of the time somebody was down and out, he was there," Tucker said. "He'd be the first in line. Incredible."

Now it's those memories that will help pull his family through.

The services will be as follows:
Viewing -  Friday, Oct. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary, Ashland, NE

Funeral - Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m.
Riverview Community Center/Church, Ashland, NE

Billy's family asks that everyone wear red to the services for his devotion to the Huskers.

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

    Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

    Denton church hosts egg hunt for Mission kids

    More than 20 Mission families participated in egg-cellent activies.More >>
    More than 20 Mission families participated in egg-cellent activies.More >>
  • Political ad sparks controversy

    Political ad sparks controversy

    By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comOMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad in which he knocks a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law. The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha state Sen. Beau McCoy standing next to the fence post with the bobblehead-like doll atop the fence post. McCoy says the health care law is ``the last thing we need,'' before slapping t...More >>
    By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comOMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad in which he knocks a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law. The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha state Sen. Beau McCoy standing next to the fence post with the bobblehead-like doll atop the fence post. McCoy says the health care law is ``the last thing we need,'' before slapping t...More >>
  • Arson causes $2,500 in damage

    Arson causes $2,500 in damage

    Arson causes $2,500 in damage

    Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln fire investigators say an intentional blaze was lit just before 10 p.m. Friday. Inspector Ken Hilger says an individual poured an accelerant on the north side of ahome near 9th and South streets and lit it on fire. The homeowner was inside at the time but was able to get out safely. Lincoln Police officials say she was able to putthe fire out herself.Officials estimate the fire caused around $2,500 in damage, melting a section of vinyl siding o...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom8@klkntv.comLincoln fire investigators say an intentional blaze was lit just before 10 p.m. Friday. Inspector Ken Hilger says an individual poured an accelerant on the north side of ahome near 9th and South streets and lit it on fire. The homeowner was inside at the time but was able to get out safely. Lincoln Police officials say she was able to putthe fire out herself.Officials estimate the fire caused around $2,500 in damage, melting a section of vinyl siding o...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.