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Vanoy Tucker

Tyler, Texas

Feb 5, 1935 – Mar 20, 2020 (Age 85)


February 5, 1935
March 20, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Vanoy Tucker completed his journey to heaven on March 20, 2020.   Born February 5, 1935 to Barney and Barbara Franklin Tucker in Slocum, Texas.   He married Mary Mack on December 17, 1960 in Palestine, Texas.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary; his two sons, Steven Vanoy with his wife Kim, and William David; and his grandchildren, Ramey Elizabeth Tucker Hans with her husband Brandon and Chase Austin; and their mother Angie Howard Tucker.  He has many nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends whom he deeply loved.   Vanoy touched the hearts of many and through his kindness and laughter made the world a happier place.

   Vanoy was a graduate of Slocum High School.  He enjoyed his class reunions and lifelong friends.  He served his country in the US Army.   He was stationed in Germany during the Cold War and was honorably discharged.    He returned to East Texas after service.    He worked for many years at General Electric in Tyler and retired in 1982.   Afterwards he ran his custom hay baling business for the next 20 years. 

   Vanoy was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Whitehouse, Texas for 55 years.   He was ordained a deacon.   He loved his church family as well as his friends in the community.

   Viewing hours will be held Monday, March 23 from 1:00-4:00pm at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral home at 215 East Front Street, Tyler, Texas.   He will be interred at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Whitehouse, Texas with a private family graveside service.   The service will be officiated by Brother Charles Hill of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.  Pallbearers will be Mike Tucker, Lance Satterwhite, Craig Cook, Steve Hall, Paul Julian and Darwin Stainback.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date after the current health crisis is resolved. 

   In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Mrs. Tucker
I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know and care for Mr. Tucker. He made this world a brighter place. Heaven has gained another angel.

Louise Thompson

Mary and family. I am sorry for your loss. I knew Vanoy many years through working with him at GE/TRANE, and through playing "42" at Mt. Carmel. He was a friendly guy and one that everyone liked to be around. May God comfort you with all the memories you must have and with knowing you'll be reunited with him someday in Heaven. Prayers.

To Steve and other family. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this time of loss.

Sending condolences to the family!!! Steve, I will keep your family in prayer!!!

I love you with all of my heart Uncle Bubba - I will miss you so much

I am so sorry for your loss. . Mary, Steve and David, you are in my thoughts and prayers. The last time I saw him was at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. I was able to play a trick on him. My hair is blonde now and I wear glasses. I went up to him and just looked at him with a smile on my face. He told me hi and I could tell he didn't recognize me. But as soon as I said "Is that all I get, he recognized me and gave me one of his huge hugs and called me by my name. I've always loved those...

Vanoy was one of my best friends.....he was kind, funny, generous, fun-loving and was our Precious at Mt Carmel! Praying for his family and rejoicing that hes playing his guitar for Jesus!
Sue Hearon

My heart is very heavy for your family Vanoy. Heaven has gained a wonderful saint with your presence. My prayers will be with your family during your absence in their lives. I know you are singing "If you could see where I am, you wouldn't cry". RIP my friend.