Obits of Crane and Related Family Members

I'm not sure if these are related or not. Email me if you know if the Chester Russell Tucker mentioned in these obits is the son of William Alexander Tucker and Eliza Cooper. Thanks!

From the Beaumont Enterprise Sunday, October 15, 2006

Delia Cole Tucker

Delia Cole Tucker 95, was born in Tecumseh, OK on April 13, 1911, one of seven children born to Charles L. and Mollie Cole. She met and married Chester Russell Tucker from Arkansas in 1931. They lived in Pearson, OK until 1947 when they were transferred to Silsbee, TX where Mr. Tucker worked for Houston Oil Co. In 1956 they transferred to Houston when the company became Atlantic Richfield and he was a drilling superintendent. Upon his death, Delia moved near her sisters and a brother and resided in Shawnee, OK until she moved to Denton in 1996 to be near her immediate family. She lived at Sterling House, formerly Merrill Gardens Retirement Home and recently moved to the Denton Good Samaritan where she died October 13, 2006. Delia was a homemaker. She loved being in the kitchen. She will be remembered for preparing delicious meals. She had many talents and she shared with the family, crocheted afghans, china painting, tole painting, oil painting and large portraits and still life in needlepoint. She played the organ and took pride in her flowers. When Delia was a young girl, she accepted Christ at a Methodist church service. She professed her belief in Jesus to the end of her life. Delia is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Russell Tucker, her son, Gordon Roy Tucker on September 25, 2006, and five sisters, Gillie Cole Kellogg, Lucy Cole Bizzell, Lula Cole Terry, Marffyd Cole Cooper, Kathryn Cole Newmeyer, Lennie Cole Aldridge and Harry Cole. Her survivors are daughter-in-law, Martha Tucker of Beaumont, three grandchildren, Alan Ray and wife Terry Tucker of Flower Mound, Cordel Ruth and husband Mike Brown of Denton, Alice Renee and husband Mike Bienvenu of Beaumont and five great grandchildren. Delia was close to her nieces and nephews of mention, Roddy Bizzell of Mid West City OK, Jack Bizzell of Tulsa, Ok. and Dorothy and husband L.C. Crumline of Fort Worth and others. Viewing will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors, 2025 W. University Dr., on Saturday, October 14th from 5:00 - 7:30 P.M. Graveside service will be Sunday, October 15th at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont at 3:00 P.M. Dr. Jim Fuller of Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont is presiding over the services. The family is extremely grateful to Delia's granddaughter, Cordel Brown, son-in-law Mike Brown and their children for the years they took care of Delia and the love they extended to her. This is not forgetting that all the family was caring of Delia. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors 2025 W. University Dr. Denton, TX 76201 (940)383-4200

From the Beaumont Enterprise September 28, 2006

Gordon Roy Tucker

Mr. Tucker, age 72, died on September 25, 2006. He was born in Pearson, Oklahoma on December 29, 1933, to Chester and Delia Tucker. He is preceded in death by his father. Gordon is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha Whitley Tucker; his son, Alan Tucker (Terry) of Flower Mound, Texas; a daughter, Cordel Brown (Mike) of Denton, Texas; a daughter, Alice Bienvenu (Mike) of Beaumont, Texas; five grandchildren, Christopher Tucker and Lauren Tucker of Flower Mound, Texas; Ian Brown and Erin Brown of Denton, Texas; Austin Bienvenu of Beaumont, Texas, and his mother Delia Tucker of Denton, Texas. Gordon moved with his parents in 1947 to Silsbee, Texas, and graduated from Silsbee High School in 1952. He entered Texas A & M and then Lamar University studying Petroleum Engineering. While taking a semester off his senior year, he was drafted into the United States Army. The last fifteen months of his service time was at Fort Lewis, Washington, before returning to Beaumont, Texas. Gordon was employed and retired from Occidental Petroleum (formerly PD Glycol) in Beaumont, Texas. He had a real delight in being a friend, a person with a very kind heart, known to be a person as good as his word. He had a passion for the outdoors. He knew the sound and name of most every bird in the air. He enjoyed fishing the lakes and the ocean. He knew the art of shrimping and crabbing. When it came to hunting game, he was a sharp shooter. He was an accomplished cook and had beautiful container gardens. He was a nurseryman and enjoyed being consulted on his knowledge about most every kind of tree and plant. He was an achiever, and he taught his children how to work and how to achieve. Gordon was a young man when he professed his faith in Jesus Christ. He was a long time member of Pine Burr Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. (42 years). As he matured, his faith grew stronger and stronger. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas. The funeral is on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn in Beaumont. Services will be presided over by the Reverend Kevin McClusky and Reverend Richard Steel. 1155 N. 11th St Beaumont, Texas (409)892-3456