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Jerry Lee Tucker

Jerry Lee Tucker, a lifetime resident of Nuyaka was born on January 31, 1950 and died April 18, 2008.

He was born to the late Leo Tucker and Imogene (Allen) Tucker. Jerry had two brothers; Jim Tucker and wife Mattie of Jal, New Mexico, Herb Tucker of Okmulgee, two uncles raised in the home; Ned Allen of Nuyaka and Ray Allen of California.

He Attended school at Nuyaka for twelve years and graduated in 1968.

He married his high school sweetheart, Vera Holden, in 1969. They made their home here in Nuyaka. They had three loving children; Patricia and husband Anthony Ivins, their children Chelsea and Hayden of Nuyaka, Terry and wife Lacrista, their children Mark, Julie, Kerry, Ashely, Rowdy, and Sammy of Nuyaka, Kevin and wife Rayna, their children D.J., Jacob, Nate, and Ravin of Nuyaka, and one God child; Jeremy Shaul.

Jerry was a welder at Hughes and Anderson in Tulsa for 31 years and a rancher and farmer all of his life. He loved traveling, camping, and being with his family. He was a member of Nuyaka Baptist Church and the Nuyaka Riding Club. Jerry loved his community, all his neighbors and had many friends. He was a father to many children and loved them all like his own. He was a quiet man who liked the simple things in life. He will be missed.

A special thanks goes to our church family, the Nuyaka store, and all our families and friends for your prayers, food, money and love.

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. at the Nuyaka Baptist Church with Reverends Chad Eads and Bill Storie officiating. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Viewing will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 12:00 until 8:00 P.M. with the family present for visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Salyer, Dickie Melton, J.D. Chambers, Dwight Thomas, Steve Ennis, and Fred Henderson. Arrangements are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Online condolences may be made at