Dorothy “Dot” Lorraine Tucker
Dorothy “Dot” Lorraine Tucker, age 75, of Branson, Missouri, passed away October 15, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri, after a battle with cancer. She was born June 1, 1944, in Belle, Missouri, the daughter of Gale and Gertie (Reed) Leonard. Dot was joined in marriage September 10, 1966, to Ralph “Tex” Tucker. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
For twenty-three years, Dot worked for the Missouri Baptist School of Nursing, eventually serving as the administrator. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Branson and dedicated her life to Christian service. Her other greatest highlight on this Earth was time with family as she was a loving mom and role model. Dot treasured time painting, playing Mexican Train Dominoes and Hand and Foot card game, rock hunting, going to the beach, traveling, shopping, watching auto races with Tex, and cooking for her family. What a legacy Dot has left as she was a strong woman and a fighter against cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gale and Gertie Leonard; her brother, Frank Leonard; and two sisters: Mildred Leonard and Larue Leonard.
Dot is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Tex Tucker; daughter, Ravan Tucker of Branson, Missouri; son, Kevin (Becky) Tucker of Brighton, Illinois; daughter, Kathy Battern of Pompano, Florida; daughter, Kristy Moiser of St. Louis County, Missouri; and daughter, Melissa Knox of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Morgan Tucker, Celina Knox, Ashley Doss, Christian Knox, Jacob Tucker, Christopher Tucker, Gabe Tucker, Alicia Battern, Ivan Battern, Jared Tucker, and Dustin Moiser; great-grandchildren: Ethan Tucker, Tyler Tucker, and Sofia Tucker; a sister, Verna Elrod; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with celebration of life to follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Branson, Missouri, with Pastor Jeremy Thomas officiating. Inurnment will take place 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International www.gideons.org/ or Jesus Was Homeless jesuswashomeless.org/JWH/. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.