Oklahoma Hereford Leader Paul Tucker Passes
OIL CENTER – Services for Paul Dallas Tucker, 81, Oil Center, are 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Ada, Revs. Glen Eaves, Farron Oliver and, James Feltner will officiate. Burial will follow at McGee Cemetery in Stratford.
Mr. Tucker died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at his home. He was born April 15, 1927 at Vanoss, Oklahoma to Lee and Ollie Woods Tucker. He attended Parish Chapel and Summer Chapel schools and graduated from Vanoss High School in 1945.
He married Alene Booth on July 21, 1946. Mr. Tucker was a rancher, co-owner of Center Oil Company and owner/manger of Booth Well Service until his retirement. He attended the Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church, was past president of the Oklahoma Polled Hereford Association, was a board member of the Pontotoc County Cattleman’s Association and a member the Pontotoc County Fair Board for many years. He was a member of the board that started the Southeast Oklahoma District Heifer Show, the Pontotoc County Spring Livestock Show BBQ and in 2002 the Pontotoc County Fair was dedicated to him. He served on numerous boards of the Polled Hereford Association throughout the United States as well as the oil industry. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Alene Tucker, of the home; two daughters, Paula Tucker, Kingston and Tonya and Paul Willloughby, Ada; a brother M.R. and Ruth Tucker, Ada; brother-in-law and sister-in-law B.J. and Colene Robertson, Ada; three grandchildren, Rindy and Ernie Bacon, Ada, Chad and April Tucker, Kingston, and Nakia and Gary Rhodes, Ada; 7 great grandchildren, Jessica and Brian Anderson, Eddy, TX, Candi Rayburn, Soper, ShiAnn Tucker, Kingston, Brad L. Tucker, Kingston, Colten Tucker, Kingston, Piper Tucker, Kingston and Kya Rhodes, Ada; and four great great grandchildren, Corbin Urbanovsky, Eddy, TX, Kinley Urbanovsky, Eddy, TX, Bailey Anderson, Eddy, TX, Canyon Anderson, Eddy, TX, and Tripp Lee Rayburn, Soper; four nieces, Doretha Hood, Moore, Cathy Prater, Moore, Londa Parker, Ada, Tammy Robertson, Ada; one nephew, Stacy Robertson, Ada; extended family, Jeff, Jennifer, Blakelee and Clayton Hayes, Ada; and numerous great nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ollie Tucker; and a grandson, Bradley Paul.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Paul Tucker Scholarship Fund for agriculture students at Vanoss High School, c/o Vision Bank, P.O. Box 669, Ada, OK 74821.