Homer Millard “Tuck” Tucker, Jr.

Homer Millard “Tuck” Tucker, Jr., 73, of Amarillo, TX passed away on July 7, 2019.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Homer was born in Amarillo, TX on November 5, 1945 to Homer M. Sr. and Stella Tucker. Homer attended Palo Duro High School. He worked at General Dynamics in Ft. Worth, then he moved back to Amarillo where he worked for Bell Helicopter. He went on to work for Baptist Community Services where he was Assistant Vice President of Facility Services and retired in 2010. He married Sylvia Rittenberry on August 20, 1983. Homer enjoyed his Harley Davidson riding club, HOG, and refurbishing his Mustang lightweight motorcycle. Homer was known for his meticulous carpentry work. One of his greatest accomplishments was the two of them completely remodeling their home. They are both members of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

Homer was preceded in death by both of his parents, and a sister, Gloria Scott.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; son, Tim Tucker and wife Carol, of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Kelli Oford and husband Ed, of Charleston, SC, and Holli Tucker, of Leesburg, VA; and two grandchildren, Regan Tucker, and Grant Tucker of Coos Bay, OR.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family suggests memorials be to Baylor Scott and White Heart Vascular Hospital in Dallas, TX or BSA Hospice of the Southwest.

16 Replies to “Homer Millard “Tuck” Tucker, Jr.”

  1. Met Homer thru work when he was BSA family Services He was always fair and willing to listen. It was my pleasure to know and remember him.

  2. Sylvia – Found out about Tuck yesterday from Jay Johnson. Condolences don’t seem like enough for you. He was such a terrific friend & supervisor for me and so many others. I apologize for not being at the service, but we have a family member that was taken from BSA to hospice this morning. God bless and Please call if anything is needed. You can get my number from Jay.

  3. Sylvia, Kelli, Holli & Tim; Cheryl and I share and loss of your father/husband. Homer was a humble and gracious man. Please accept our deepest condolences. He will be deeply missed. God bless the entire family. Mark & Cheryl.

  4. Sylvia
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. God gives us the chance to smile on the memories we have. May all the wonderful memories of Tuck and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. With love and deepest sympathy.

  5. Homer, put your feet up on the pegs, lean back, and roll the throttle on. You are on the best ride now. God Bless. See you in Hog Heaven one day….!

  6. Holli and Family,
    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. It’s never easy letting go of our loved ones here on earth, but you can seek comfort in knowing you’ll be reunited together again one day in Heaven.
    Much love to all….
    Terry & Beth McCoy

  7. Kelli, Holli, Tim
    I am sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. He was loved and will be missed by your family.
    My condolences to you.

  8. I am still here

    Just because you can not see me
    Does not mean I’m not there
    Just because I am in Heaven
    Does not mean I do not care

    I often see you crying
    You often call my name
    I want to hold you tight
    I want to ease your pain

    It’s easy for me
    For I know Heaven is real
    If you knew the truth
    How much better you would feel

    One day we will meet again
    But only when the time is right
    When you step out of the darkness
    I’ll be standing in the light

    John F Conner

    May these words bring you comfort….I’m praying for you, Holli, and your family. Praise be to God!

  9. Holli, I am so sorry for your great loss. May your loving memories of your Father help you through this most difficult time. Always in your heart, and always with you in spirit 🙏🏻 May God bless you and your entire family❤️

  10. Kelli, Holli, and Tim,
    I have fond memories of being with your mom and dad in high school. I wish I could be there to share this time with you but I am with in spirit and love.

  11. Homer, may you know that I will always remember you as one of the finest and nicest friends I met when joining the HOG group in 2002. You and Sylvia have always been a delight to be around, ride with in the day or just hangout with at Tripps or Todd’s place. Ruben also feels that connection just from buying your old bike and he has really enjoyed it. May you know how much you are loved and may you rest on peace my friend.
    Ruben Alvarez and BK Gearn

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