Tony Gene Tucker (Double T), age 72, of Santa Anna, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at an Abilene hospital. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 27 at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Roger Matthews officiating. INterment will follow in the Santa Anna Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
He was born October 12, 1940 in Santa Anna, Texas, a son of Sebird Archie Tucker and Mary Jeanette Matthews Tucker Brock. He grew up and attended school in Santa Anna. Tonny served in the National Guard and then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty in Viet Nam. On June 24, 1966 he married Geraldine McAfee in Odessa, Texas. They lived in Snyder and Big Spring where Tony was a book truck operator for Haliburton. In 1991 they returned to Santa Anna. He was a Baptist and a member of the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of Santa Anna, one daughter, Lillian Grissam and husband Rick of Loraine; one son, Archie Doyle Tucker and wife Pamela of Abilene; six grandchildren, Jimmy Gene Grissam, Stephanie Louise Grissam, McKenzie Kay Tucker, Traci Tucker, Chance Beasley and Colby Tucker; one great-grandchild, Fallon Renee Grissom; his mother, Jeanette Brock of Santa Anna; one brother, Bill Tucker and wife Betty of Santa Anna.
He was preceded in death by his father, a granddaughter, Jodie Renea Grissam and aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan, Coleman, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.