William Warner Tucker, 60, a retired offset press operator at the Library of Congress who was active in the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, died March 18 at his home in Washington. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Tucker was born on a farm in Amherst County near Lynchburg, Va. He attended Harrison Barber College in Raleigh, N.C., and then worked as a barber in Lynchburg and in a shoe factory there.

In 1946, he moved to Washington and went to work for a dental laboratory. He also was a barber here. About 1949, he joined the Library of of Congress and remained there until his retirement in 1972. During most of those years, he also continued as a barber, finally giving that up about 1970.

At the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Mr. Tucker was a member of the Birthday Fellowship, the finance committee, the Sunday school and the Men's Club, where he was chairman of the sich committee.

He also was a Mason and a member of Corinthian Lodge No. 18 in Washington and Abraham Lodge No. 192 in Monroe, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Higginbotham Tucker, whom he married in 1945, of Washington, and five brothers, Nehemiah, Thomas, Robert and Herbert Tucker, all of Madison Heights, Va., and Macon Tucker, of Aberdeen, Md.