GALVESTON — The Rev. Douglas Jon Tucker, 78, ended this earthly journey and entered into glory on August 3, 2021. This beloved priest, a/k/a Friar Tuck, was born September 6, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Robert John Tucker and Dorothy Spencer Tucker. The family moved to Atlantic, IA and later to Davenport, IA when Doug was twelve. He was a three sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball at both Davenport High School and West High School, from which he graduated in 1961.
Doug accepted a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska as a quarterback. He was a three year letterman and played in three bowl games, including the 1965 Cotton Bowl versus Arkansas for the national title. At Nebraska, Doug also was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the ROTC.