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Kevin Edward Tucker, 63 of Corsicana went to the Lord early morning on Monday, April 24, 2017 after a long struggle with declining health. Kevin was born July 20, 1953 in Sydney, Montana to Curtis Edward Tucker and Edna "Jake" Christina Jacobson. Kevin and his family moved to the West Texas town of Muleshoe, after the tragic death of his father at the age five. It was in Muleshoe where he learned to work, after being taken under the wing of M. D. Gunstream, a local rancher and banker. By the age of 12, Kevin would go to the farm, change out row pipe or do whatever M.D. had assigned him, go to school, and then return to the farm to finish up his tasks. Kevin loved to live the cowboy life and needed a horse. He rode his bicycle around Muleshoe selling donuts, to add to his farm wages. He finally got his horse and would walk two miles each day to the corral to feed his horse. As Kevin grew older, M.D. incorporated banking into his daily work program. He advanced from rolling coins and fetching donuts, to being competent in every area of banking. When possible, he naturally enjoyed participating in local rodeos. When his studies at Amarillo College didn't appear to be Kevin's interest, M.D. strongly suggested he join the Texas Department of Banking. Kevin's career as a State Bank Examiner lasted eight years, two of which were in Austin as an Assistant Departmental Examiner. In 1984, W. D. "Hank" Wyatt encouraged him to interview with a newly chartered bank in Corsicana, City National Bank. Kevin's love of banking, ranching, and community continued for 30 more years in Corsicana as a Director and Executive Vice President and then President of City National.
Kevin served on the boards of many local charities and was active in the Meals for Wheels program, United Way, was a reading mentor at CISD, and was President of the Rotary Club and YMCA. As Kevin's health began to decline, he retired in 2014.
Throughout his life, Kevin continued to live his West Texas cowboy ways, not only wearing his cowboy boots, but also putting others first and trying to "do the right thing." He loved everyone around him and never found a stranger he couldn't strike up a conversation with, often leaving them laughing.
He was preceded in death by his father Curtis Edward Tucker; sister, Christina Black and father-in-law, Bob Belt.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 36 years Dana Tucker of Corsicana; his mother, Edna Black of Corsicana; daughter, Callie Hawkinson and husband Shawn of Corsicana; son, Kevin "Ket" Edward Tucker, Jr.; three grandchildren, Jack Hawkinson, Eli Hawkinson and Lily Hawkinson. He is also survived by two brothers, Lance Tucker of Cleburne and Vance Tucker of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Debra Trujillo; sister-in-law, Darla Dear and husband Wales; brother-in-law, Robert Belt; mother-in-law, Edna Belt and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on April 26, 2017
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