Winston Tucker sunk ball after ball on the new pool table at the Clinton Senior Center. He ought to be good — he’s been playing for 73 years.
From a Nov. 15, 2015 story in the Clinton, Arkansas “River Valley & Ozark” newspaper by Senior writer Tammy Keith.
Pool is popular activity at Clinton Senior Center
Published November 15, 2015
Tucker, 80, is one of the men who play in pool tournaments at the senior centers in Van Buren County.
“I got started when I was young,” Tucker said. “My dad ran a pool hall in Shirley.”
It wasn’t too rough of an environment for a kid, he said. There was no drinking, but there were a lot of men smoking or chewing tobacco.
“We had an old wood-burning stove that had a rack built around it filled with sand, and you’d spit in it and put your cigar in it,” he said….”
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