BRENHAM—Funeral services for Daniel R. Tucker, 63, were held Friday, July 15, 2011, at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham with Father Ed Kucera Jr. officiating. Burial was in Richter Cemetery near Round Top.
Mr. Tucker died Monday, July 11, in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Houston to A.A. and (Hattie) Hermenia (Barta) Tucker.
Mr. Tucker was a member of and attended St. Marks Lutheran Church/School, graduated from Spring Branch High School and attended Blinn College.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Mustang Tractor of Houston as service superintendent for 38 years, until his death.
Mr. Tucker enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, rodeos, collecting guns, NASCAR and socializing with friends and family.
While in high school, he help his dad rope and train horses.
Mr. Tucker was involved with the Washington County Fair as a committeeman for wild steer saddling, was a member of the Industry Water District, Latium Fire Department and a shooting club.
He raised Beefmaster cattle for a many years.
He married Janice Wagner on Oct. 9, 2002, and they made their home in Industry.
Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his father, A.A. Tucker, in 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Tucker of the Welcome community; his mother, Hermenia (Hattie) Tucker of Brenham; a son, Keith Daniel Tucker of Iola; a daughter, Michelle and husband Tommy Hamilton of Plantersville; a stepdaughter, Megan Wittner of Brenham; a stepson, Kyle Wittner of Welcome; grandchildren Kolt Tucker, Kyle Tucker, Laci and Landon Hamilton; a brother, Dennis Tucker and wife Cathy of Georgetown; a nephew, Casey Tucker of Oklahoma; and special cousins, Lyngle (Bill) Cardwell and wife Veronica, Shirley Luetge and husband Clyde of Rockdale.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Keiler, Edward Pampell, John Toney, Kolt Tucker, Kyle Tucker, Chris Igansiak and Lyngle (Bill) Cardwell.