George Tucker is a lawyer, born and raised in the town of Bluebell, Alabama. For a time he left Bluebell, and spent two years living in New York in the Tribeca area, working for Cravath, Swaine and Moore before he moved back and worked at his own small firm.
George was engaged to Lemon Breeland, whom he left at the alter at the end of Season 1. In Season 3, he and Lemon together buy Fancie's. Shortly after, Fancie's has a fire and George Tucker pulls out from the business and lets Lemon have it.
In 2011, when his father, Harold Tucker tried to convince him to fill his brother, Harry Tucker's position as Senior Associate in their large firm in Montgomery, Alabama, George's first reaction was to say that corporate law wasn't really his thing "for many many reasons", and ultimately chose to remain in Bluebell (The Pirate & The Practice).
George is the son of Harold Tucker and Clora Tucker, who have made no secret of their disdain for his small Bluebell law firm, as well as his fiancée, Lemon Breeland. George feels that his father doesn't respect him as a lawyer, and only wanted George working alongside him in Montgomery to retain voting majority with his partners.
George and Lemon were childhood sweethearts. On their first date, Lemon wore a cheerleading uniform. His move to New York was a rough time for them, each expecting the other to join them, but after two years, George finally returned to Bluebell and the two were engaged. At the time of their engagement, they had been together for fifteen years. George found out that Lemon had an affair with Mayor Lavon Hayes while he was in New York. This caused tension between the two. However, George planned to elope with Lemon Breeland but the two decided to have an elaborate wedding in Bluebell. A storm ruined the wedding, which had to be moved to the old firehouse. At the last minute, and after scrambling to make the day perfect, George said he could not marry Lemon Breeland because part of him was in love with someone else (Zoe Hart). After a string of relationships, George sleeps with Lemon after they both get drunk off shots when they lose Fancies temporarily but they do not get back together ("Carrying Your Love With Me").
George and Zoe have bonded over their attachment to New York on a number of occasions, and George has often gone against his fiancée Lemon Breeland's wishes to be kind, and act as a friend, to Zoe (Gumbo & Glory). The two also spent a day together in Mobile, and while on morphine, he came close to sharing a kiss with Zoe, even telling her she reminded him of some things (The Crush & The Crossbow), though the incident was never mentioned between them. Later, George would admit to Wade Kinsella that there might be a spark between he and Zoe, but that he and Lemon were going to be married, and nothing would stop that, realizing that he may have led Zoe on more than he had intended. After Zoe realized that she was being led on by an engaged man, she told George she wouldn't be able to help him with his malpractice case (Hairdos & Holidays).
After being rejected by Zoe, and encouraged to find somebody he truly cares about in order to move on, George starts looking for a girl he has a connection with. In season two episode six I Walk The Line , Wade tries to persuade Tansy to vote for Lavon, but she insists it would be immoral for her to vote because the trailer she lives in is ten feet away from the town line, so she is not technically a resident. Wade calls George and asks him to tow the trailer. Tansy refuses to let them move her trailer, but George puts on the Tucker charm and and convinces Tansy to let them move her trailer in exchange for her giving him a haircut. George is well known and liked, so him walking around with a Tansy haircut would be great advertising for her. The two start to bond while she is cutting his hair, which pisses Wade off, and causes him to move the trailer before she's done. Tansy is not able to react fast enough (who can blame her) and shaves a huge chunk of George's hair off. When he is yelling at Wade for what he did, he says that he caused Tansy to give him the worst haircut in history, which other people hear, causing Tansy to turn to him angrily and say, "Thanks George, you really are a walking advertisment," and stomp off. George later drops by to apologize, and also asks if maybe she could do something about his hair. She lets him in, and they bond some more.
George decides he likes Tansy, and asks Wade for permission to ask her out. When the Bachelor Blind Auction comes around, George tries to ask Tansy to bid on his basket, and starts by telling her there is a certain girl he really wants to go out with, but she thinks he is asking for advice on what to put in his basket to get a certain girl to bid on it. She accurately guesses exactly what is in his basket and calls him predictable. "You're kinda predictable. In a good way. You're so ... George Tucker." George goes to Wade for advice on what to put in a basket in order to get Tansy to bid on it, and ends up putting taquitos, strudel, and a hairdryer in his basket. When Shula asks who would put a hairdryer in a picnic basket, Tansy, clearly intrigued, says, "I don't know, but I'm gonna find out."
The first time George met Lynly Hayes, who is Lavon's first cousin, they had a one night stand on his house boat and he made her scrambled eggs. She read into this as signifying that he wanted a relationship and returned later but he asked her to leave. However, Lynly had unzipped her spandex dress while waiting for George and when he tried to help her zip it back up, his hand got stuck. Zoe Hart had to be called to remove George's bloody hand from Lynly's spandex dress and all Lynly could ask was if blood could be removed from spandex. Lavon later asked George to help Lynly study for the LSAT, unaware that they had even met, and George reluctantly agreed. Lynly said that eventually George would ask her out and eventually he did. The two became a couple but George admitted he should have ended it before he did because he ended up hurting Lynly when he broke up with her and she subsequently left town. Lynly's nickname while in Bluebell, and particularly while dating George, was "crazy eyes".Fancie's to try food for Lemon. At this point, they realize they should be a couple and start dating. They date for the rest of the series before it was cancelled.
- George's favorite New York dish is the sweet corn risotto from Per Se. (Gumbo & Glory)
- George's long-time friend Wade Kinsella once broke his ribs blocking a Daphne High football player who would have severely injured George, likely putting him in a wheelchair.
- Played football at Cyrus Lavinius Jeremiah Jones High School. (Homecoming & Coming Home)
- George is afraid of turtles, and was once bit by Delia Ann's turtle Margaret Mitchell. (The Crush & The Crossbow)
- George was an Eagle Ranger for twelve years (Achy Breaky Hearts)
- Eagle Ranger and Eagle Scouts are two different things
- For Halloween in 2012, George was a fireman (Walkin' After Midnight)
- George's favorite fruit is the pear
- George was born on January 19, 1981 at 6:05pm (I'm Moving On)