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Harold Ethan Tucker, D.D.S., 89, of High Knob Road, Old Fields, W.Va., died Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2017, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Bridgeport, W.Va., a son of the late Martin Jennings Tucker and Vada May McEldowney Tucker. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melody Lea Ritchie; a sister, Patricia Ann Chaney; and his first wife, Marilyn L.(Smith) Tucker.
Harold was a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in dentistry in 1958. He was a retired clinical professor of West Virginia University School of Dentistry with more than 30 years training aspiring dentists.
He enjoyed hiking in the mountains with his wife and hunting and fishing in numerous states and Canada. His home was full of his deer trophies as well as his bear mounts, but he enjoyed hunting all game with friends and his wife. He was an accomplished archer having won numerous individual and team awards at the state and national level. In his little spare time, he did enjoy the combinatorial number placement puzzles, Sudoku.
Surviving is his wife, Flor Maria Selfe Tucker; two sons, David Harold Tucker of Terra Alta, W.Va., and Martin D. Tucker of Falling Water, W.Va.; a daughter, Dian Tucker Dubois of Falling Waters; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Harold's wish was to be cremated and his cremains scattered in the places he loved. There will be no formal ceremony.
Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Harold's Tribute Wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home.
Published on November 20, 2017
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