Dennis Johnny Tucker, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 9th, 2015 in his home in Mena.
Dennis was born in Collins, Arkansas to Hattie Joe Miller and Henry Otis Tucker on April 20th, 1938. Born into a family with 4 siblings, Dennis worked side-by-side with his daddy in the log woods from the time he was old enough to hold a saw, learning a trade that would follow him the rest of his career and a work ethic that he would pass on to his own children. In 1959, Dennis met his 1st wife of 25 years, Beula Pearl Overton of Traskwood, Arkansas. They went on to raise two children together before parting ways in 1984. Dennis remarried Ruby Rylie Tucker in 1990; they had a wonderful decade together before her death in 2000. Though widowed for 15 years, Dennis kept Ruby as his wife in his heart until his own death where-on he believed they would be reunited in heaven.
Dennis was preceded in death by his wife Ruby; his mother and father; brother, Bob Tucker; sisters, Lillian Lewis and Martha Traylor; as well as his son, Dennis Johnny Tucker, Jr.
Dennis was survived by son, David Tucker of Mena; daughter, Jennifer Diane Tucker of Hensley, Arkansas; grandchildren, Ashley and James Jennings of Mena, Amanda and James Courtney of Hot Springs, David and Candy Stewart of Benton, Aaron and Teresa Ellis of Heavner, Oklahoma; twelve great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Myrtle Fay Earl of Texas; several neices, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13th, at the chapel of Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena with a procession to Oden Cemetary following the service. Official visitation will be held at Beasley Wood Monday, October 12th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Dennis was a giving and kind-hearted man of God. His open, loving nature never failed to touch those around him. He was always there with a kind word, ready smile, and open arms. The joy he found in life made his presence in everyone else’s a gift. To know him was to love him and he will be dearly missed by any and every one he knew.