Fred B. Tucker, longtime Winters resident and teacher, passed away at home on July 2 at the age of 90.
He was born in Lookeba, Oklahoma, on Nov. 1, 1925 to Winona and Bert Tucker. He served in the Occupation Army in Japan after the war had ended and was transferred to the Air Force where he served as a fire captain in Tokyo.
Upon returning, he started Carnegie College in Oklahoma where he met and married Mary K. Nelson. He graduated from Weatherford Teachers’ College.
After teaching in a number of places, he and Mary came to Winters in 1960, where he taught until 1987.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught fly-tying to interested students and enjoyed taking them fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary, two daughters, Glenda (Ken) Custard and Carla (Ed) Izzo, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Tucker.
He will be interred with a military funeral in Dixon at a date to be determined.