Gary Lee Tucker, Private Services


Gary Lee Tucker, 70, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Ok. at the VA Medical Center with family present. He was born on February 8, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and Southern Illinois University. Gary was a Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient. He held a career of sales and management in the auto industry that spanned 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rebecca Tucker; daughter, Amanda Kay Boyer (Dr. Jake Boyer), papa to Emma Claire, Ethan Joseph, Jacob Tucker, Luke Ryan, Samuel Issac and his daughter Tracy Lynn Traylor from a previous marriage. Gary enjoyed traveling, boating on Lake of the Ozarks, where he owned a lake home, eating out, reading and spending time with his 5 grandchildren by taking them to the movies and on trips. In leiu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Medical Center of Oklahoma City, OK. A private memorial for family is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.


Alan Pigg commented on 11-Jan-2018 11:01 AM
We are sorry to hear about Gary. He was a great man.
Marilyn (Dedman) Liles commented on 11-Jan-2018 03:03 PM
I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Gary. He was a very special person to me in my high school youth. I only wish I could have seen and talked to Gary one last time. The very last time I saw Gary was at a basketball tournament in 1967. I know Gary was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. My sincere condolences and prayers to all who loved Gary Lee Tucker.
Tracy Traylor commented on 11-Jan-2018 07:53 PM
The Tony & Linda Traylor Family would like to express our heartfelt
Sympathy & Condolences to Gary's Family during this sad time.
Carissa Lee commented on 12-Jan-2018 10:45 AM
Becky & Mandy - I was so very sorry to hear about Gary. My heart is sad for you. I will be praying for peace and comfort in this difficult time for you and your family. I will never forget the day I stood in your garage in Lamplighter and very seriously asked Gary if he used rollers in his hair to make it so curly. ;) He sure thought that was funny! I have very fond memories of those times and being in and out of your house and hearing Gary laugh. You will be in my prayers. Sending hugs from Illinois!
Clarence Weeks commented on 16-Jan-2018 04:16 PM
Becky, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was just a couple of years older than me (4 years) but we had many of the same experiences and likes and dislikes. He always told me all the girls in his family were "Steak and Shake" girls, and promised to take me there one day, but we ran out of time. I will miss him. ClarenceClarence Weeks


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