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Francis Tucker, 84, Orange


Last updated 7/20/2021 at 2:39pm

Francis Tucker, 84, of Orange, passed away on July 17, 2021, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be David Logan of Word of Life Church in Groves. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Loreauville, Louisiana, on January 16, 1937, he was the son of Holse “H.D.” Dever Tucker and Mary Emily (Dugas) Tucker. Francis served his country bravely with the Marine Corps. He worked as a Millwright for Local 2484. Francis raised cows and enjoyed every moment of his farm life. He loved watching football, often cheering on his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. Francis was “Pepaw” to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and loved them dearly. He was a devoted husband and father, and always put his family first. Francis will be deeply missed by all those who came to know and love him. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.D. and Mary Tucker; loving wife of 58 years, Billie Tucker; daughter, Darlene McPherson; son-in-law, Kenneth McPherson; great-granddaughter, Remi McPherson; sisters, Lois Girouard, Betty Hoosier, Dottie Yust, Mittie Lemmond, Genelle Tucker and Peggy Lundy; and brothers, Bobby Tucker and H.D. Tucker, Jr.

He is survived by his children, Tammy Lynn Tomplait and husband Todd of Orange and Troy Dean Tucker and wife Kim of Bridge City; grandchildren, Owen Tucker, Weldon Tucker, Doug Sartin, III., Brandon Tomplait, Derrick Tomplait, and Tara McPherson; great-grandchild, Macy Myers; and great-great-grandchild, Remington Page; along with numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Tomplait, Derrick Tomplait, Bryant Dunmire, Caden Thompson, Stephen Tucker, Devin Gunter and Owen Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association and


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