Larry J. Tucker, 65, of San Angelo, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at First Christian Church, 29 N. Oakes St., San Angelo, TX. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Reception following graveside will be at Community Hills Christian Church, 3309 Knickerbocker Road. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bessie Mae Tucker; and a brother, Kenneth Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Beth Tucker, of San Angelo; daughter the Rev. Melanie Lange and husband Michael of Midland; son Matthew Tucker and wife Marissa of San Angelo; grandchildren Emily Lange, Tucker Lange, Sutton Lange, Avery Lange, Nathaniel Lange, Maxwell Tucker and Marley Tucker; brother Jimmy Tucker and wife Pat of San Angelo; sister Sandy Griffin and husband Don of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; brother Mark Tucker and wife Nancy of San Angelo; sister-in-law Joan Tucker Meyer of San Angelo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry grew up in the family oil business, Tucker Drilling Company, Inc., going from roughneck to president. He loved his work and cared for his employees like family. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member and a deacon at Community Hills Christian Church. Larry celebrated 40 years of sobriety last June and he cherished his AA and Al Anon community. He had a deep faith and trust in God that impacted many people and a love for his family that will be passed on for many generations. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Hospice of San Angelo, especially his wonderful nurses, Tiffany Nunez, Shirley Jones, Debbie Bishop and Debra Webb. The family requests memorials be made to Hospice (HOSA), P.O. Box 471, San Angelo, TX 76902. Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.