Blaine Allen Tucker

  • Born: March 16, 1965
  • Died: March 9, 2014
  • Location: Leawood, Kansas

Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Cemetery

11200 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210

Tel. (913) 451-1860

Tribute & Message From The Family


Blaine Allen Tucker, 48, a kind and humble Kansas City area businessman died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 9, 2014. An entrepreneur at heart, Blaine helped build some of the most successful restaurants and technology companies in the Kansas City area. But above all, he was a devoted family man that adored his wife, Nereyda, his beautiful daughter, Bianca, and his large, extended family.

Blaine was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Norma and Robert Tucker. He attended Rockhurst and Shawnee Mission South High Schools and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration.

Known by friends and family for his enormous generosity, Blaine supported many local charities, most notably the Children's Miracle Network. He was a man always concerned for others with a knack for benevolence. And he was funny. His wry and witty sense of humor went unsurpassed, but never at the expense of others. It was always more fun when Blaine was in the room.

Blaine was passionate about sports and his energy will definitely be missed this weekend at the Big XII Basketball Tournaments. An enthusiastic distance runner later in life, he often enjoyed training and competing at various distances, completing his first marathon in Las Vegas in 2011 in front of family and friends.

Blaine's notorious love affair with music saw him evolve from lead singer in a high school band to DJ'ing at various establishments throughout college, ultimately expanding his empire to include a flourishing mobile DJ company. Needless to say, he was king of karaoke.

A gracious host to anyone he met, Blaine was often busy entertaining others at Chiefs', Royals' and KC Sporting games and concerts. He was a man who would never waste money on bad Mexican food. His passion for the food business was realized through several partnerships in popular local restaurants.

Blaine was preceded in death by his father, Robert Walter Tucker.

He is survived by his wife, Nereyda; daughter, Bianca; mother, Norma Tucker; brothers, Scott (Kim) and Joel Tucker; brother-in-law, Julian Nunez (Ashley); nieces and nephews, Lili, Sydney, Jia, and Quinn Tucker and Carmela and LJ Nunez; uncles, James Simmons and John Walton; aunt, JoAnn Walton; and a world of true friends and family too numerous to name. We love you B.

A funeral service for Blaine will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons – Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS. Entombment will immediately follow at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens – Indoor Garden of Memories. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Johnson County Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater Kansas City at CMNKC.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Still missing my friend and can't believe he is no longer with us.

Posted by William Staley - Broomfield, CO - friend   March 08, 2019

Posted by Farts On You - KC, KS   March 07, 2018

Scott, Norma, Joel. I am Extremely sad, I just found out that Blaine departed from his body. But his soul will always live with his loved ones. He was "One of the BEST Bosses I ever had". He used to call me "Gold Finger", and I would call him "Dr. No". I really regarded him as my elder brother. My humble regards to HIM. Rest in peace brother.

Posted by Amit Sharma - Overland Park, KS   April 15, 2015

Condolences to his entire family. Such a tragedy.

Posted by Christina M - Roeland Park, KS   September 04, 2014

Rest in peace Blaine. I knew you for just a short time but you made me and my family feel like a part of your family during our 2 years in KC. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Brent Duskin - Seattle   March 19, 2014

I am in shock of the news. I knew him as a great down to earth guy. I am deeply saddend to hear of his passing and how it happened. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Bill Staley - Lakeland, FL   March 19, 2014

Blaine was a friend I always looked forward to seeing at the race track. He will be missed by us all at Level 5. I know he had much to do with the team success and helping Scott focus on his racing.
Jeff, Diane, Colin, and Melissa Braun

Posted by Jeff Braun - TX - Friend   March 18, 2014

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I did go to the funeral today but regret I had to leave just after the post-service occurred in the vault area as I unfortunately woke up with a bad cold this morning and my voice was cracking and I didn't really want to spread it around.

I am so sorry to hear about Blaine's passing. Although I haven't seen Blaine for over 20 years due to me not living in Kansas City for most of that time, I am living here now and I was thoroughly shocked just like most people.

I remember Blaine as a very kind hearted and fun guy to be around. He was the type of person who wanted to know how others were doing and was a very cool guy to be around. I always liked Blaine and Scott.

Music is one of my main passions but strangely I didn't know or at least remember that was one of his, as well. We could have really bonded on that one had we been in recent touch.

He will be missed by many and hopefully his legacy of helping others will keep the momentum, and the businesses he started prosper.

The last time I remember seeing him was at Mother Tucker's blues bar in OP, while I was living in Texas. That was a long time ago. But I remember that he was just as friendly and cool as he always was. We had a great visit that night.

Rest In Peace, Blaine.

Posted by Jim Zinn - Kansas City, MO - Sigma Nu Fraternity Brother   March 18, 2014

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Heaven is rejoicing with a new member. Thanks for everything Blaine. I will see you one day again.

Posted by Mauricio Leon    March 17, 2014

Blain will always be remembered as a kind, caring, and thoughtful man. Always greeting people with a smile. Prayers are with your family and friends near and far. Thank you for everything.

Posted by Maria M. Arzaga    March 17, 2014

To the family of a man that has put so much back into his community and provided a means for so many in the KC metro area my heart and prayers go out to you all. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
Edmond C. Richmond III USMC

Posted by Edmond Richmond - Overland Park, KS   March 17, 2014

I enjoyed working for Blaine. He will be missed by so many people. May God be with him.

Marc Bjorklund

Posted by A friend   March 17, 2014

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Rest in peace my friend!

Posted by cathy vinzant    March 17, 2014

Blaine Tucker was such a funny guy. I really enjoyed the (regretably) short conversations I had with him this past year as one of his employees. He truly cared about us, and I will miss him very much. My love and prayers to his family.

Posted by Holli Greening - Independence, MO   March 16, 2014

Blaine was a good man and he will be missed terribly by all those who knew him. Blaine always went out of his way to support others through charity or simply by being upbeat and a positive influence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as well as all who knew Blaine.

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2014

I, like so many others, have a million great memories with Blaine. From playing in our high school band at the local pizza place to wearing bad matching sweaters while we DJ'd sorority parties. We had a lot of fun.

Blaine had an amazing sense of humor. Regardless of the time between our conversations when we spoke we would pick right back up laughing as if we had seen each other the day before. I still use half his jokes today. He was a great guy and great friend.

It didn't matter if you were the valet or the CEO of a company Blaine treated everyone the same, compassionately. He always would ask about my family and they would always ask about him. He felt above everything else family was most important. I always loved and respected that about him.

I'll miss you, bother.

Posted by Matt Mayer - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   March 16, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about this Nereyda, my dear old old friend. I will be thinking about you and your daughter tomorrow and of course you sweet mom and brother. -Laura Mulvany Parsons

Posted by A friend   March 16, 2014

I am so, so sorry and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Blessings, Elaine

Posted by Elaine Miller - Overland Park, KS - friend of Nereyda from KU psych   March 16, 2014

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To the Tucker Family, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jane Hooper - Columbus, OH   March 16, 2014

The first time I met Blaine he was gently escorting his grandmother. He always had a selfless and comforting way about him. I was amazed at his perseverance and determination when he took up jogging to change his health and life.
Blaine, we are all better off having known you, you took it up another Level. You will be missed.

Posted by Tim Crough - Lenexa   March 16, 2014

Blaine was my best friend from birth . We grew up together. I don't have the words to describe my sadness. Rest in peace Blaine until we meet again. My heart goes out to Norma, Scott, Joel, and his family.

Posted by Jack Smith    March 15, 2014

Rest in peace my friend, and my heart goes out to his family and all that knew him. You will be truely missed.

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2014

So, so sad. Never meet Blaine but I worked for Level 5 for his brother Scott. Prayers to all your family.
Lucie & Jeff

Posted by A friend   March 15, 2014

Nerita and Bianca, we are so sorry for your loss. We only knew Blaine as the proud father sitting on the sidelines or school events, but what a great way to know a man. His smile will be missed and the two of you are in our hearts.

Posted by The Kahl's - Leawood, KS   March 15, 2014

Blaine was a great man with a huge heart. He was not just a boss he was a friend and was there when needed. I have been honored to work for this man and family for 13 years. He will be missed by many. I don't look at this as goodbye, I look at it as see you again. R.I.P my friend

Posted by Kristina McCullough - Kansas City, KS   March 15, 2014

That was a beautiful obituary & very true. I will always remember him saying "Hi Aniessia, how are things going?" every time I would see him in the elevator or break room. Sending prayers to his family & friends in this difficult time.

Posted by Aniessia Sozs    March 15, 2014

To know him was to love him. A kind, gentle man with a generous heart. May he rest in peace and may his family know that this incredible man, husband, father, brother and son left an imprint on the lives of those he touched that will never be forgotten.

Posted by Angie Cason - Kansas City, MO   March 14, 2014

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May you rest in peace Blaine..may you know that you were loved by one and all!

Posted by Pamela Greenlee - Overland Park, KS   March 14, 2014

My memory of Blaine is a man of kindness and sincerity. I extend my sympathy to his wife, daughter and family.

Posted by Cliff Cohen - Leawood   March 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Posted by Cassandra Wiggins    March 14, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Tucker family.

Bill and Sharon

Posted by Bill and Sharon Mitchell - Fort Myers, FL - parents of Scott MItchell   March 14, 2014

We are so very sorry. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Jonathan and Carrie Cohn

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2014

Truer words have never been spoken. What a beautifully written tribute to an exceptional man. My heart aches for his family and friends. RIP Blaine

Posted by Kris Mantel    March 14, 2014

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Posted by Kris Mantel    March 14, 2014

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Posted by sonya gomez - kansas city, MO   March 14, 2014

RIP Blaine

Posted by shelly green    March 14, 2014

Blaine - You will be missed....I will always remember sharing great times and conversations with you at the many races and events over the years. The Tucker family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tom Houlehan & Family    March 14, 2014

Blaine was a member of Crackerjack Theatre when he was in high school. He was such a talented, fun young man.I so enjoyed his rendition of "I Can't Get Off of My Horse" with his big hat! Sending my thoughts to the family.
Trinda Crow

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2014

Our heart goes out to the Tucker family. Blaine's generous spirit blessed our daughter Elise in so many ways. Elise often traveled with the Tucker family, and Blaine treated her like his own daughter.

I will always remember exchanging tips and stories about our running experiences. Blaine always took time to ask about my races and to offer a bit of encouragement.

He was a loving father and never missed the girls' sports games. I can picture him cheering in the stands for his beautiful daughter, Biana. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2014

There are moments in life that give us pause and remind us of our mortality. Many times those moments come with tremendous regret about not taking more time to stop and enjoy those around us and the seemingly insignificant things we take for granted. I had the great pleasure of knowing Blaine through business, but never the pleasure of getting to know him as others did. My experiences with Blaine make me regret not taking more time to know a person who has meant so much to so many. May peace find the hearts of his family. Godspeed Blaine.

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom

Posted by - Overland Park, KS   March 14, 2014

I remember Blaine as a courteous man who frequently greeted me when I came to work and always asked how everything was going. My condolences goes out to his family.

Posted by Clark Romain - Olathe, KS   March 14, 2014