A Celebration of Life for Wayne E. Tucker, Sr. will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Valliant, Oklahoma.
Wayne was born on February 4, 1950, in Springfield, Colorado, to Doyle Clifford and Evelyn Elisabeth (Osborn) Tucker and passed away on November 13, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 71. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Doyle Tucker, Jr., Delmar Tucker, and Theda Keys.
Wayne is survived by his children, Shannon Ryan (Jason) of Omaha, NE, Wayne Tucker, Jr., of Prosper, TX, Lisa Tucker of Omaha, NE, Andrea Kagay (Tony) of Kansas City, MO, Taylor Tucker of Garvin, OK, Timothy Tucker of Garvin, OK, Rodney Tucker of Belize, Elenita Downing (Bryce) of Tulsa, OK, and Karina Bishop (Ryan) of Jacksonville, FL. Wayne is also survived by fourteen grandchildren; Kelley Ryan, Joselyn Ryan, Caitlyn Ryan, Alyna Ryan, Ty Ryan, Jakson Tamisiea, Evelyn Tucker, Ezekiel Tucker, Caleb Tucker, Elijah Tucker, and Naomi Tucker, Ava Tucker, Kelsey Tucker, and Kaysen Downing. Wayne is also survived by his siblings, Priscilla Gehring of Morris, OK, and Carl (Joy) Tucker of Dayton, TN, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and countless friends.
Wayne served in the Air National Guard after graduating from high school. When he completed his service and was offered opportunities to continue in the military, he chose to return to Nebraska to begin farming, which was one of his passions. Wayne became a successful rancher in central Nebraska, and after reading an article in a magazine about Belize, decided he wanted to try ranching there, too. After a year of living in Belize with his family, Wayne returned to Nebraska for the next eleven years until moving to Oklahoma in 2000 where he also ranched. For the past six years, Wayne spent time in both Oklahoma and Belize, where he stayed busy as a respected businessman. He always made time to spend with family and friends, especially for traveling around Belize and trips to the coast.
Wayne was an incredibly generous, forgiving, loving, and genuine man with an enormous heart. He gave everyone chances and would help in any way possible. Wayne lived life to its fullest, doing what he loved, spending time with family and friends, and facing every challenge with strength and courage. He will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Wayne will be available for viewing Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 1:00 - 7:00 at Clardy Funeral Service.
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