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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Obituary - Tucker Kelly Wingert

Tucker Kelly Wingert, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away on Aug. 15, 2021, in Hays, Kan.

A celebration of life will take place at the Vernon County Fairgrounds between 2 and 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Come and go as you please. There will be a private family burial.

Tucker was born in Joplin, Mo., to Kelly and Kristull Wingert on March 16, 1995. He graduated high school from Nevada R-5 in 2013. He married Katherine (Katie) Allison on June 19, 2021, in Nevada, Mo., just 57 days before his death. 

Katie and Tucker had four pets they love: Rosie, Ellie, Kyoshi, and Katara. He worked in Internet sales for Roper Kia in Joplin for a number of years. Tucker was interested in music, camping, and video games. His favorite was Runescape. 

He liked to collect Funko Pop figures. Tucker was the life of the party and was authentically himself. He loved to laugh and had an infectious smile. Tucker was also an amazing and caring friend to those he knew. He went above and beyond to be there for them.

Tucker is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Neil Hartson, of Clear Lake, Calif.; and paternal grandparents, James and Joyce Wingert, of Lamar, Mo.

Tucker is survived by his wife, Katie, of Pittsburg, Kan.; his parents, Kelly and Kristull Wingert, of Nevada, Mo.; his siblings, Rylee Wingert and Holly Wingert, both of Springfield, Mo.; and maternal grandmother, Diana Wooley, of Nevada, Mo.

Memorials may be given to his wife, Katie, to help cover medical expenses. Gifts can be given using Venmo @Katie-Allison-39