Tommy Dan Tucker
Tommy Dan Tucker, age 81, of Healdton, Oklahoma, born August 17, 1937, to Bert Oliver Tucker Jr. and Daisy Latana Leaf, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Tommy Dan is survived by four children: two boys - Thomas and Eric and two girls - Karen and Erran; seven grandchildren - Christian, Kasey Jo, Gabriel, Colette, Jazmine, Daniel and Rebekah; and one great-grandchild, Talent.
Tommy was an only child and spent his childhood living at and attending the Fort Sill Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indian Boarding School near Lawton, OKlahoma, from the tender age of three to sixteen, then transferred and graduated as a senior from Healdton High School in 1955. Eager to see the world, he served three years in the Navy, stationed in Southern California where he met his first wife, Paula. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he and Paula stayed in Southern California and raised their four children while he worked hard at any job he could get including delivering the LA Times newspaper at night, seven nights a week because he attended school during the day at East Los Angeles Community College. He later went on to finish his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at UCLA. Tommy loved to watch any and all sports and drank his Dr. Pepper soda with a hand full of peanuts thrown inside for added flavor. Not many people know that Tommy loved to sing and his young heart dreamed of being a country singer. He was proud to say that he once sat on stage and played guitar with country singer Johnny Cash. Tommy retired in 2001 and moved back home to Healdton, Oklahoma, where, he said, he would rather live with tornados than earthquakes any day! He left this world a humble man, a man who found his faith in God and found his love for our saviour Jesus Christ and he will remain that way in our hearts forever. Amen.
No services have been scheduled at this time.
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