Services for Damon Tucker, 58, of Bridgeport, Texas will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport, officiated by Pastor Rocky Johnson. Burial will follow in East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday, April 1 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Damon passed away Friday, March 29 in Decatur.
Pallbearers are Severo Aranda, Jeremy Foley, Ethan Foley, Josh Cathey, Chris Sprabary, Rick Durban, Paul Rhoudes, and Henry Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Shinn and David Halter.
Damon was born October 30, 1960 in Olney, Texas to Donald ‘Bud’ and Udella (Scales) Tucker. He was self-employed as a truck driver and mechanic for almost 40 years, and earned a Safe Driver of the Year award.
He always believed in living life by ‘going for the gusto’. He enjoyed hot rods, going to truck shows, eating lunch with friends, and playing cards. Damon didn’t usually win when he played cards though. Those closest to him laughed that he didn’t have much of a poker face. And if the face didn’t give him away, yelling out “Kemosabe!” when he felt he had a good hand didn’t earn him any winnings either.
He was married to Sharron (Moody) Tucker for 30 years. Sharron fought valiantly against cancer for several years, until her death on March 22, 2019. Damon will be greatly remembered for his unwavering devotion to his wife, and was by her side throughout the lengthy battle. When she passed away, Damon’s heart lost its will to continue, and he passed away exactly one week later from a series of massive heart attacks.
Damon is survived by son Dusty Tucker and wife Audrey of Evergreen, Colorado; daughters Meagan Sparkman and husband Tanner of Stephenville, Texas, and Payton Tucker and Rett Sears of Bridgeport; grandchildren Darden and Kash Tucker, and Tucker and Amelia Sparkman; sisters Donna Foley and Darla Sheardown; nephews Jeremy Foley and Ethan Foley; and nieces Dionne Gould and Shanda Sheardown.
He was preceded in death by wife Sharron Tucker, son Don Tucker, parents Bud and Udella Tucker, grandparents Clarence Ray and VD Tucker, and Ewen David and Clara Ellen Scales.