Olen E. Tucker, 86, of Jasper, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in Jasper, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Olen was born March 23, 1927 to Elton & Bertie Harrison Tucker in Woodville, Texas. He was a former longtime resident of Tyler County and had lived in Jasper since 1993. He was a retired pumper from Exxon and had served in the Merchant Marines. He enjoyed horses and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his sons, Phil Tucker & Chris Tucker, and his first wife, Lonnie Jo Tucker. He is survived by his wife, Mary Tucker of Jasper; daughter, Ann Tucker Reisner; step daughters, Retha Carter & husband, Joe of Alabama, Ranodda Mahan & husband, Jimmy of Woodville, Rene Nuckels & husband, Darrell of Jasper, Rhonda Spurlock & husband, Britt of Spurger, and Pam Knowlton & husband, John of New York; grandchildren, Jeff Daniels, Megan Henry, Andrew Reisner, and Jordan Reisner; and five great grandchildren.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 24, 2013