OBITUARY

Raymond L. Tucker

December 22, 1935January 28, 2019
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Raymond L. Tucker passed away peacefully at his home in Abilene, TX, Monday morning, January 28, 2019. He was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on December 22, 1935, to Cecil M. and Anna Marie (Downs) Tucker. Raymond joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 16, and served for 20 years, including a one year tour in Vietnam in 1968-69. His time was spent in the medical field. He served in various parts of the world including Germany, Vietnam, and in many parts of the United States. Following his retirement from the military, he drove trucks professionally for the next 20+ years, receiving many awards for safe driving. Raymond is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Nick, his sister Delores, and his wife Margaret. He is survived by his brother, Paul, his sons Rick (JoAnne) Davis from Abilene, Randall K (Linda) Tucker from Kerrville, Tx, Gary D. (Sue) Tucker from Melissa, Tx, Christopher B. (Jennifer) from Oklahoma City, Ok; grandchildren Alyssa (David) Stander, Robin G. (Kevin) Knippel, Brockton (Mellissa) Davis, April D. Matthews, Ember J. Tucker, Ashley (Trevor) Hubbard, Nathan (Megan) Davis, Marshall Tucker, Garrett Tucker, Zachary (Sara) Tucker, Callan Tucker; and 14 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019
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Raymond L. Tucker

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Rick Davis

January 31, 2019

His first ever trip to a zoo which he took at age 82

Rick Davis

January 30, 2019

Dad and granddaughter Ashley

Rick Davis

January 30, 2019

Dad and great-grandchildren

Alyssa Stander

January 29, 2019

Alyssa Stander

January 29, 2019

On my way to Texas to say goodbye to this gentle giant of a grandfather, just 8 months after my Grandmother's passing. So many memories of motorcycle rides, evenings of WWE, Certs, BRUT, cowboy boots, Big Red soda, Dallas Cowboys, trucking stories and tales of Vietnam, swearing under his breath (and many times well above his breath 😂) homemade jambalaya, dinners at Furr's Cafeteria and the *best* big bear hugs ever.

He repeatedly listened to me tell him to stop all the unhealthy crap he was doing, and although he disregarded it completely, he never complained about my bossiness and took it all in stride with a, "I know I should do better, thank you for caring, Alyssa". He drove two days to be at my wedding, although getting there was a chore for him and he felt totally out of place being there. He spoiled my kids absolutely rotten with non-stop gifts anytime we were able to visit.

Most importantly, he took us in and loved us unconditionally when he didn't have to. I love him so much for that, and while I am so glad he is no longer in pain, I will miss him horribly.

Marianne Moore

January 29, 2019

Aunt Marge holding me, Marianne (Tucker) Moore and Uncle Raymond in the background. Just thought I would share these with the family. God Bless you all. Hugs and prayers and sorry for your loss. Uncle Raymond was always full of life and fun and incredibly, ornery.

Marianne Moore

January 29, 2019

Picture of Uncle Raymond and Aunt Marge.

Marianne Moore

January 29, 2019

This is a pic of my cousins and I at Aunt Delores house and Uncle Raymond on the left.

Marianne Moore

January 29, 2019

Rest in peace, Uncle Raymond. Now you can be with Aunt Marge. I know you were missing her dearly. Hugs and prayers to all your family and friends. Dad will miss you too! God bless.

Pic is of Uncle Raymond, Uncle Nick, Aunt Delores and my Dad, Paul Tucker.

Randy Tucker

January 29, 2019

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