COPELAND - Robert Wayne “Bob” Tucker, 77, died Friday, November 2, 2018, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born August 27, 1941, to Alrena Viola (Unruh) and Wayne Albert Tucker on the family farm in rural Gray County near Copeland, Kansas. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1963 until 1965. He married Alyce Mae (Ewoldt) on March 28, 1970, in Thedford, Nebraska.
Bob believed in service to his country and his community. He was a member of the Copeland American Legion Post #369 for 53 years and served as Post Adjutant for 20 years. He was a member of Gray County Farm Bureau serving as President. He and Alyce enjoyed playing cards including Pitch and Poker. Bob found peace using his hands or tilling the Kansas soil. Drinking coffee with friends each day at the Copeland Cafe was special to Bob. He loved his country and his family.
He is survived by his wife Alyce Tucker of the home; a son, Tennesee Robert Tucker and his wife, April, of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters, Nancy Dotts and husband Floyd of Montezuma, Rita Ewoldt and husband Bernard of Valentine, NE, Donna Stark of Copeland, and Carla Shewey and husband Mike of Dodge City; sister-in-law, Roxie Tucker of Copeland; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Alrena Tucker; a brother, Steve Tucker.
Cremation was entrusted to Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Sublette.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the South Gray Jr. High School Gymnasium with Rev. Jerry Odle officiating. Interment will be at the Copeland Cemetery immediately following the service.
Suggested memorial contributions are to the Copeland American Legion Post #369 in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com