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Walter Leo Tucker

Walter Leo Tucker, 89, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at his home in Nuyaka, Oklahoma. He was born July 31, 1914 at Mills, New Mexico to Walter Nathaniel and Bertha (Procter) Tucker. He moved to Nuyaka in 1926. He taught school at Mason and Nuyaka for 9 years and had been a rancher since 1926. Leo served his country during World War II in 104th Infantry, serving in Berlin. After the European Theatre he was training in California to go to Japan and the war ended. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1945, father in 1989, and brother and sister-in-law, John and Geri Tucker. Survivors include his wife Imogene(Allen) Tucker of 54 years, three sons, James Lamarr Tucker and wife Mattie of Jal, New Mexico, Jerry Lee tucker and wife Vera of the home, and Herbert Leon Tucker of Okmulgee, two brother-in-laws (that he raised), Ned Allen and wife Cathy of Okmulgee and Ray Allen and wife Nita. Eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, three foster great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks goes to Grace Hospice for the care they gave Leo.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 26, 2003 at the Nuyaka Baptist Church with Reverend Chad Eads officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite by VFW Post 1189 of Okmulgee and VFW post 530 of Henryetta. Friends may visit the funeral home from 11-8 PM on Thursday. Services are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.