Billie W. TuckerNEWARK: Billie W. Tucker, 91, formerly of Amarillo Texas, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Newark, Ohio. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with her final burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Tucker was born on July 16, 1925, on a farm in Charleston, Texas, to Albert Monroe Oats and Birdie Drucilla George. Born to a family of cotton farmers, Billie grew up working hard around a big family near Ralls, Texas. In addition to being a loving mother and steadfast homemaker, she was a successful interior decorator for 20+ years serving the Texas Panhandle area. In her free time, she was an avid reader, loved to play bridge, quilt and make peanut brittle.As a child of God, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Heath, Ohio, previous member of Trinity Baptist Church and Bell Avenue Baptist Church in Amarillo. She married John Tucker in 1940. Following their separation, she raised her children in Texas. Later in life, she moved to New Mexico and then ultimately relocated to Newark, Ohio, to live near her daughter and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmie John Tucker; a daughter, Sandra Gail Stypula and her siblings, Oscar Oats, Tom Oats, Scott Oats, Ned Oats, Jeanne Meade, Pansy Server, "Charlie" Smith and Betty Sue Cobb.She is survived by a son, Mark Tucker of Newark, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Tucker of Austin, Texas; son-in-law, Tom Stypula of Newark of Newark, Ohio; grandsons, Adam (Courtenay) Stypula of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jonathan (Mehrnoosh) Stypula of Los Angeles, California; beloved great grandson Miller Stypula and numerous nieces and nephews. Billie is also survived by a large extended family all throughout the southwest and countless friends both in Texas and Ohio. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to all the loving support she was given later in life; specifically from Tim and Rosie Stypula, Barb Kaseman, Grace Owens and Regina Dennis. Additionally, Billie was well cared for by the friendly staff at Arlington Care Center, FirstLight Home Care, Licking Memorial Hospital and the Shut-In ministry from First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable memorials be sent to Licking County Jail Ministry at 912 Mt. Vernon Rd. Newark Ohio.