Obituary for Gary Tucker

Ponca City Now - November 18, 2022 11:25 am

Gary Patrick Tucker

January 12, 1954 – November 17, 2022

Gary Patrick Tucker of Blackwell, Oklahoma, passed away early Thursday morning, November 17, 2022, at his home at the age of 68 years.

Gary Patrick Tucker was born January 12, 1954, to Harvey Jay and Lela Mae Tucker in Blackwell, OK. Gary went to school in Blackwell and college at NOC in Tonkawa. He graduated with an Associates in Business. Gary married the love of his life, Teena Maxson, on July 12, 1974, in Ponca City, OK.

Gary worked at a sawmill for his Grandad. He then started working at his dad’s grocery store when he was a freshman in high school. After working and owning Harvey’s for 38 years, Gary found his passion making game calls.

Gary attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Blackwell where he played the organ in the worship band.

Gary is survived by two sons Joshua Jay Tucker and wife Holly, Justin James Tucker and wife Miranda, and daughter Andrea Beth Grell and husband Jared. He has twelve grandchildren Max Tucker, Mia Tucker, Miles Tucker, Thea Waycaster, Karlie Tucker, Talon Tucker, Laine Tucker, Rickey Tucker, Quincy Tucker, Balen Grell, Graycen Grell, and Bowman Grell. He is survived by one brother Mike Tucker and wife Cathie.

Viewing will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Smith officiating. Burial will follow at 3:15 p.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Grove, Oklahoma.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Youth, sent in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.