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Sam Tucker Memorial Service
Samuel Duane Tucker, also known as Sam and Sammy, passed away January 15, 2015 at the age of 65 in Fulshear, Texas after a four year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Sam spent most of his life growing up in East Texas in and around Gilmer, Texas where he graduated from high school.
Sam graduated from Texas A&M in 1973 (Gig ’em Aggies) where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas industry primarily on instrument & electrical control systems projects.
Sam is currently a member of the Cinco Ranch Church of Christ in Katy, Texas. Previously he lived in Friendswood, Texas for 20 years and was a member of the Clear Lake Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 10 years. Sam loves American history, playing dominos, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Duane and Bessie Mae Tucker. He is survived by his wife Debra, his daughter and son in law Rachel and Jeremy Van Haselen, his daughter Katie Tucker, and his grandson Miles Van Haselen. He is also survived by his sister and brother in law Judy and Terry Brown, his brother Richard (Ricky) and his wife Dee Tucker, and his sister Janet and her husband Sam Oney and two uncles and their wives, Donald (age 84) and Geraldine Tucker and Doyle (age 92) and Yuvonne Tucker. A heartfelt thank you to those who lovingly cared for Sam during his illness are his cousins Rodney Tucker and Ken Hanson and his full time caregiver, Amanda Chupik. Also, a special thanks to Cameron Hammon for comforting the family with music and prayer. The family wishes to extend gratitude to all of the ALS team at Methodist who cared for Sam the past three years. And lastly, the family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice Care.
The Interment will be for family only. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Katy Funeral Home at 2pm followed by a time for Visitation with the family. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Van Haselen, Hendrick Auguste, Terry Brown, Clint Quartz, Jack Matz, Danny Stevens, Mark O’Rear, Ken Reifschlager, Randy Mulvaney, Sam Massey, and Joe Copeland.
The family will have a Memorial in East Texas at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations “in honor of Sam Tucker” to ALS Research or to any war veteran organization of your choice. Sam is not a veteran but holds veterans in the most high regard.
https://www.houstonmethodist.org/houston-methodist-hospital-foundation-giving form. To ensure donation is correctly applied select “Please Use My Gift for ALS Fund”.
ALSA-Texas.org (to keep the funds local)
Any war veteran organization of your choice.
Condolence cards can be sent to : 6131 Arroya Springs Lane, Fulshear, TX 77441
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