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GERALD TUCKER

TuckerMay 8, 1938 - Dec 27, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Gerald Allen Tucker was born on May 8, 1938, in Heavener, Oklahoma, to E.A. & Lorraine Tucker. Gerald spent his school years in Norman and briefly attended the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma City University with a juris doctorate in 1965. His working career involved the insurance industry, spending 17 years at Globe Life in underwriting and management and 18 years at Oklahoma Farmers Union Insurance, where he managed the Human Resources Department. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and was an avid OU Sooner football fan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol P. Tucker; his daughter, Lorrie Melvin, and her fiance, David Grubbs; and his grandchildren, Gerald Logan Melvin and Carli Leah Melvin; also, brother-in-law, W DeVier Pierson, and spouse, Shirley. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Wallace Eugene Tucker; and granddaughter, Allison Leann Melvin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the or the OU Children's Hospital Foundation. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, December 31, 2012, at 10 a.m.


Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 30, 2012
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