JOHNSON – Danny Tucker, 64, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home in Johnson.
He was born on March 9, 1950, to Lawson Glenn and Genevieve Irene (Hampton) Tucker in Syracuse.
He married Sandy R. Gilbert on Nov. 11, 1973. She survives.
He graduated in 1968 from Stanton County High School.
He was in the Army. He served in the Vietnam War and received two Bronze Stars, Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1971.
He operated a cow-calf ranch with his wife. He then worked at Johnson Co-op Grain Company.
He grew up in Johnson, where he participated in Boy Scouts, sports and band. He was later a member of Johnson VFW Post #3684.
Survivors also include son, Eddie Tucker and wife, Robin, Johnson; daughters, Robin Cooper and husband, Jason, Cañon City, Colo. and Melissa Hernandez and husband, Martin, Ulysses; mother, Genevieve Hampton Tucker, Johnson; brothers, Paul Tucker and wife, Kim, Johnson and Jackie Tucker and wife, Patty, Johnson; sisters, Patsy Huddleston and husband, Douglas, Johnson and Glenda Johnson and husband, Scott, Salina; in-laws, Carolyn Gilbert, Westfield, N.Y., Linda and Ralph Gaszynski, Fredonia, N.Y., Bev and Jim Jones, Westfield, Bonnie and Paul Kelley, Stockton, N.Y., Jim and Teresa Gilbert, Pelion, S.C., and Lovis Gilbert, Gilbert, S.C.; grandchildren, Larissa Tucker, C.J. Cooper, Emmitt Cooper, all of Cañon City, and Marissa Hernandez, Ulysses; 40 nieces and nephews; 47 great-nieces and -nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Lovis Gilbert; sister-in-law, Brenda Gilbert; two nephews; and one great-niece.
• Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Johnson, with Pastor Gerry Dupuis presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Johnson VFW Post #3684.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.