PRICE - Earnal D. Tucker passed away June 20, 2011 in Price while surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born Nov. 2, 1936 in Elmo to Max and Norma Timothy Tucker.
Married Margie Franklin, July 11, 1958 in Elko, Nev., and he was a longtime resident of Price where they raised their family.
Earnal was a member of the U.M.W.A. for 30 years. He had a special knack for playing the accordion and a love for his grandchildren. When he was younger he would play the accordion and sing with his father at numerous family events. As his children and grandchildren would come along, he instilled in them his love of fishing and hunting. He had a special patience when it came to teaching them how to do both. He was known to have a large heart and would go out of his way to help anyone in need.
Earnal is survived by his wife, Margie, Price; brothers, Max (Eva), Tommy, Gary, Monte (Pat), all of Elmo; sisters, Renee (Jess) Thayn, Wellington; Darla (Garold) Schade, Elmo; sister-in-law, Carma, Wellington; sons, Ernie (Nancy), John, both of Price; son-in-law, Robert McKinnon; grandsons, Zeph (BreAna), Colin (Christy), Eric, Dustin, Jake, all of Price; granddaughter-in-law, Holly Marteneu, Price; close friend, Dennis Gross; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Babbett McKinnon; and infant son, Ernest.
Graveside service, Friday, June 24, 2011, 11 a.m., Cleveland City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Earnal online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.