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Frank Kermit Tucker

November 29, 1939 — March 6, 2023

Funeral Services at First Baptist Church, Temple, Friday, March 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating with burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.

Frank Kermit Tucker was born in Turlock, CA to Ernie Francis and Zona Linnia (Phelps) Tucker on November 29, 1939 and departed this life in Temple, OK at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 6 days.

Frank grew up in California, graduating from Ceres Union High School in 1957. He began working as a master tile setter and joined the California National Guard. He married Rebina Ann Barnett on July 23, 1967 in Carson City, NV. They first made their home in Ceres before moving to Oklahoma in 1968. They moved back to Modesto, CA in February of 1969, but returned to Temple, lock stock and barrel, in 1972 where they would raise their kids, Matt and Amy.

Frank worked for Smith’s Body shop until the mid-70’s when he began doing carpentry and was still tinkering with it to the end. He also served 30 plus years on the Temple Volunteer Fire Departed. He enjoyed working on cars, grouching, reading, making wine and eating. When he was younger, he enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. Frank was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Rebina in 2021; 3 brothers, Clinton Eugene Tucker, Earlen Tucker and Kenneth Tucker; and 2 sisters, Wanda Mathers and Wilma Eager.

Frank is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Matthew Aaron Tucker and Stacy of Temple, Amy Christine Osburn and Michael of Lawton, OK Cathy and Edward Lincoln, and David Harkrader all of Big Oak Flat, CA; 2 sisters, Eva Lee Matheny of Copperopolis, CA and Glenda Carol Woodruff of Empire, CA; his grandchildren, Bryttinni Leigh Tucker, Brock Tucker, Zane Garrett Schoonover, Tucker Ellis and Courtney Schoonover, Conner Aaron Schoonover, Jonathan Harkrader, Tonya Harkrader, Ashley Lincoln, Ethan Lincoln; 3 great grandchildren, Tilian, Caleum and Vergil Schoonover; other relatives and friends.  

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Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Temple

122 West Texas Street, Temple, OK 73568

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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First Baptist Church, Temple, OK

203 West Main Street, Temple, OK 73568

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