KEITH STEWART TUCKER Monday, March 30, 1942 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Keith Stewart Tucker, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on March 30, 1942, in Burge Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, the son of Ralph and Mary Lee (Eubanks) Tucker.

Keith was united in marriage to Ellen Royalene (Talley) Ray, on March 9, 2002, in Marionville, Missouri.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Keith had worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas; Butler Paper, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sims Business Paper, Springfield, Missouri, as warehouse manager and truck driver; and retired as a paper cutter for Xpedex, Springfield, Missouri.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Tucker) and Bill Davis; and a daughter, Kristen Tucker.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of the home; a nephew, Mike (Janna) Davis; a niece, Keri “Jody” (Zach) Whitaker; two great nieces; two stepsons, Terry Ray and Bill Ray; a stepdaughter, Robbin (David) Hagood; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June, 24, 2017, in Kerr Cemetery, Billings, Missouri, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Online condolences were shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com (Directions to Kerr Cemetery, from Republic: going West on Hwy. 174; at FR 31 go south (left); at FR 188 go west (right); at FR 15 go south (left); after a short distance, cemetery on the right side on the right side.)

Service Details: A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June, 24, 2017, in Kerr Cemetery, Billings, Mo., under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Directions to Kerr Cemetery, from Republic: going West on Hwy. 174; at FR 31 go south (left); at FR 188 go west (right); at FR 15 go south (left); after a short distance, cemetery on the right side.


Dear Royalene and family, my prayers are for you all as you walk through this valley.  May the love of God the Father, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lift you.  I love you my friend and am grateful for your place in our lives these many years.  Charlotte West Earp
Royalene and Families you are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you at this this sad but joyous time Royalene. Keith was a good Christian man whom God gave you. I know you hold fast to your faith and will one day see him again. Blessings on your family. As a lifelong friend I love you.