Joey Coleman: Brother Walter Tucker, Hamilton's own

Brother Walter Tucker, Hamilton's own

There is no higher compliment that to be Hamilton’s own. Brother Walter Tucker is one of Hamilton’s own.

Sadly, Brother Tucker died today at age 79.

His closest, and inseparable friend, Brother Michael Baldasaro shared the news on Facebook earlier this evening and Hamiltonians from all walks of life have been sharing their condolences and stories in a heart-touching tribute to one of our own.

Brother Tucker is the founder of Hamilton’s Church of the Universe – which uses marijuana as a sacrament. The church was founded in 1969 and Baldasaro would become a member and with Tucker they formed the leadership of the church.

His life story is one of a man who lived to the fullest and pursued his beliefs.

Much will be written over the next few days about a man who is one of Hamilton’s own. We are all richer for his contribution to the civic life of our city.