Larry Joe Tucker

Born February 15, 1948

Larry J. Tucker, 65, of San Angelo, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at First Christian Church, 29 N. Oakes St., San Angelo, TX. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Reception following graveside will be at Community Hills Christian Church, 3309 Knickerbocker Road. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bessie Mae Tucker; and a brother, Kenneth Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Beth Tucker, of San Angelo; daughter the Rev. Melanie Lange and husband Michael of Midland; son Matthew Tucker and wife Marissa of San Angelo; grandchildren Emily Lange, Tucker Lange, Sutton Lange, Avery Lange, Nathaniel Lange, Maxwell Tucker and Marley Tucker; brother Jimmy Tucker and wife Pat of San Angelo; sister Sandy Griffin and husband Don of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; brother Mark Tucker and wife Nancy of San Angelo; sister-in-law Joan Tucker Meyer of San Angelo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry grew up in the family oil business, Tucker Drilling Company, Inc., going from roughneck to president. He loved his work and cared for his employees like family. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member and a deacon at Community Hills Christian Church. Larry celebrated 40 years of sobriety last June and he cherished his AA and Al Anon community. He had a deep faith and trust in God that impacted many people and a love for his family that will be passed on for many generations. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Hospice of San Angelo, especially his wonderful nurses, Tiffany Nunez, Shirley Jones, Debbie Bishop and Debra Webb. The family requests memorials be made to Hospice (HOSA), P.O. Box 471, San Angelo, TX 76902. Family and friends may sign the online register book at


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Larry Gangwish

December 17, 2013

Hi Beth, I look at Larry's Guest Book from time to time to help me when I am thinking of you guys. I am so gratefull that you both embraced us when Faye and I moved to San Angelo. You have enriched our lives

Patti Harris

June 13, 2013

Good bye my sweet brother-in-law. You had to earn my love and respect and you sure did it. Thank you for all you did for this family and for everything you brought to us by sharing all these years together. I know what you meant to me and I hope you know how much you meant to me. Love you...See ya later!!!!!

Sonny & Janel Monaghan

June 5, 2013

Our love & prayers for Beth, Matt, Melanie & so many friends and family. We are so very blessed to have been able to share a part of Larry's life and to learn about our own spirituality from his love of Faith. Such a beautiful man & family.

June 3, 2013

I was so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
If I can help you in any way let me know.
Nancy Horne-Clare

Bill Morris

May 20, 2013

May God Bless His Family I will always Remember our Freindship.

Billy Olin

May 20, 2013

I'm so very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was a great guy and really helped me get to where i am today. My thoughts and prayers to all of you !!

May 18, 2013

We were sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with whole family.

Chuck and Donna Middlekauf

May 17, 2013

Beth and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you spent the last times together happily and at peace. You are in my hearts and prayers.
Sharon (Schafer) Rosenlund

May 17, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts go to you and family. Your friend from past and always, Elaine Beeson

Beverly Jones

May 16, 2013

My prayers are with all of you.