To the Tucker Family and Friends,\r\n\tIn the time of your loss, Carnes Funeral Home would like to extend our deepest condolences. It is our honor to serve your family...\r\nCharles Fincher Tucker died on the 22th day of the second month of the 22nd year of the 21st Century. It was appropriate timing for a man who had a love for both numbers and science. He was 94 years old and a proud son of the Lone Star State.\r\n Born in Austin, he was the grandson of a Texas Ranger and the son of a Texas preacher. He was a strong believer in God, family, hard work, science, education, and, of course, the Texas way of life. He was known as Chuck to his friends and associates. He lived in various parts of the state during his life, ending up in La Marque, Texas in 1966.\r\n Chuck was a man who plunged head first into life - often holding several jobs in order to support his family. As a young man drove an ambulance, after college became a farm manager, teacher, a bus driver, summers repairing school equipment and working in a Union Carbide lab. \r\n Chuck was an artist in his younger days, producing oil paintings and later a photographer, a holder of both Bachelor and Master degrees from Texas A&I and Texas A&M. He was a high school and junior high school physics and chemistry teacher and a strong believer in education, receiving awards for his contributions. He often answered simple questions from his own children with a detailed lecture about the nature of their inquiry. He loved to garden and work in his yard, often sharing the fruits of his labor with others.\r\n He was married to his first wife, Mae Evelyn Wood "Weslie" for 30 years. They had two daughters, Harriett Anne and Susan Marie and two sons, Jeffrey Wood and Andrew Tucker. Weslie died in 1983. He married his second wife, Laurina Jo Branning who died in 2010 after 25 years of marriage. He gained two step-children from that union.\r\n Chuck and his wife, Jo, hosted foreign exchange ministry students, many of whom stayed in touch as they pursued their own careers. He helped organize church events, rode along with the local police up into his late 80s, and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need - \r\nespecially his children.\r\n His daughter Harriett talks of how he would drop everything to come help her with anything - \r\nincluding to check out a noise in her house in the middle of the night. She particularly noted how he drove his riding lawn mower the two miles to her house to cut her grass.\r\n Chuck was a person of strong faith his whole life, spreading the gospel and sharing the message of salvation with people. He was a great communicator who kept in touch with people through ham radios, email and on his cell phone. He'd share his political views along with his spiritual views. He loved going to church, and in a day when people dressed a lot more casually, he would always put on a suit or sports coat to attend services.\r\n He was a dedicated and gifted mentor, who shared his own abilities and knowledge on how to "fix just about anything" and calculate the hardest equations with his slide rule. Among his talents was the ability to de-scent a skunk so that his family could have it as a pet. And years later as a dorm manager at A&M, carefully captured a skunk that had been placed in the ventilation system. \r\n Always a "servant to others," Chuck was a man of great faith and dedicated to bringing many to church with him giving them a ride regularly. He lived a very rich life full of friends and experiences. He leaves a legacy of faithfulness, caring and servitude.\r\n Chuck is preceded in death by parents, Adele Fincher Tucker and Charles Andrew Tucker; wives, Weslie Tucker, Jo Tucker; sister, Dorothy Winfield, and infant son, Andrew - named after his great-grandfather, Texas Ranger Andrew Jackson Tucker. \r\n Charles Tucker is survived by brother, Temple Tucker; sister-in-law, Anita Tucker; brother-in-law, Charles Winfield; son, Jeffrey and daughters, Harriett and Susan; grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Kayla and Andrew and great-grandchildren, Aaron, Celeste, Alexis, David, Faith, Eli, Liam, Phoenix, Mason and Miles.\r\n\r\n\tGuests are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, at Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City, 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, Texas 77573.