Mike Tucker Obituary, Conroe TX, A Professional Divot Fixer Has Died

Mike Tucker Obituary, Death – Michael James Tucker of Montgomery, Texas died on January 1, 2023. On October 30, 1944, he was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Lawrence and Ida Tucker.
He is survived by his son Jim Tucker, daughter-in-law Dyana Tucker, grandchildren Nathan and Audrey, son Tom Tucker, daughter-in-law Laura Lee Tucker, grandpuppies Cooper and Molly, brother Scott Tucker, sister-in-law Shirleen Tucker, and other cherished In-laws, nieces, and nephews. Lawrence and Ida Tucker predeceased him, as did his sister Marilee Sellers, brother-in-law Jerry Sellers, nephews Joel Webb and Tim Taylor, and sister-in-law Mary Beth Taylor.

Mike was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from “Bunny” Benson High School in 1962. Throughout elementary and secondary school, he worked as a caddy at Omaha Country Club. He also played on the High School Golf Team. He came home to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha after having too much fun at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He moved back to Omaha and found employment at Lewis Market, where he met Katy, his future wife-to-be, who worked in the bakery. Katy went to Central High School, often known as the “Eagles,” in Omaha. The Bunny was purportedly kidnapped by the Eagle after they had been married for 55 years and had three children.

Tucker (as he was called among his peers) was a hard worker who despised leisure. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from UNO before going on to earn a Master of Business Administration. He was a member of a chess club, a marathon runner, a golfer, a football referee, a racquetball player, a buddy, a father, and a member of a chess club. As a parent, he taught his children many life skills, such as changing tires, mowing yards, fixing cars, and, on occasion, how to enjoy a margarita. He pushed them to try sports like racquetball, hockey, golf, and waterskiing. There was also instruction in backgammon, cribbage, and tic-tac-toe. Mike and his family loved their trips to Lake Okoboji. Katy’s honeymoon trips began in 1967 and continued annually until the mid-1990s. Tucker could have became bewildered several times in Okoboji.

Mike started working for Northern Natural Gas in September 1967 and married Katy the following December. Mike had to go to South America, Australia, Europe, Southern Asia, and Canada as part of his pipeline employment. Tucker started off as a Pipeliner before becoming a Professional Divot Fixer in the late 1990s. He got to play a lot of golf, travel, drink a lot of margaritas, and spend time at the lake with his family as a Professional Divot Fixer. He volunteered at Conroe Hospital and the Salvation Army when he wasn’t fixing divots.

He was known as the Roadrunner on CB radio back in the day because of his love of running. In CB language, this is his final callout. “I’ve had a fantastic season, and I’ll see you on the other side. Keep your rubber side down and one eye on the bears till then…..Roadrunner Out!” A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Metcalf Funeral Home, 1801 E. White Oak Terrace is located in Conroe, Texas. One hour before the service, there will be a visitation. Memorials to the family for use in dementia and cancer awareness in the future.

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