George Arthur Tucker, 67, of Orange, passed away April 29, 2012, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Boutte of First Christian Church in Vidor. Interment will follow at Big Woods Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Mr. Tucker was born November 1, 1944, in Hutchinson, KS to Arthur Leroy and Clara Margaret (Bush) Tucker. He served in the United States Army and later worked as a Millwright with the Local Millwright 2232. He was a member of the Golden Triangle Cajun Club, loved dancing, and enjoyed hunting. Those who knew him will remember his wonderful sense of humor and love for practical jokes. Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Charles, Carl, and James Tucker; and sisters, Margaret Guillory and Betty Regier. He is survived by his son, George Tucker, Jr. and wife, Kelli of DeRidder; and daughter, Shannon Tucker King of Orange; four grandchildren, Shellbi, Marik, and Victoria Tucker and Devin Cook. He is also survived by his sisters, Alice Siemens of Holstead KS, Shirley Durmon and husband, Bobby of Vidor, and Wanda Mosley of Orange; friend and longtime companion, Sharon Pope; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 2, 2012