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Updated: 04/05/2014 03:50:33PM

Deloris Mae Tuck Surgeon

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Deloris Mae Tuck Surgeon was called to Heaven Thursday, April 3, 2014.

She was born in West Virginia to Adeline and Leroy Cleveland Tuck on Aug. 29, 1932.

Deloris married Clark Thaddeus Surgeon on April 14, 1949. They relocated in Michigan and in 1964 moved to Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Deloris was a home maker, master cosmetologist and later an LPN. She worked at the local hospitals until her retirement. Deloris was very active in the church as a lay pastor and served as secretary/treasurer for over 40 years. She and Clark were some of the original founders of the Independent Pentecostal Church in Punta Gorda, Fla. She loved playing her guitar and singing praises to her Savior, Jesus. She will be a great addition to heaven’s choir.

She is survived by her daughter, Diania (Henry Estus) Croy; her son, David Kent (Ruth Dow) Surgeon: five grandchildren, Peggy (Don) Brunk, Dawn Renee Croy, and Henry II (Tracy Lee) Croy, David Kent II (Louise) Surgeon, and Eric Donovan (Kristin) Surgeon: nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Christopher Brunk, Mason Croy, Chelsea, Henry III and Kayla Croy, Brianna and Zackary Surgeon and Liam Kenneth Surgeon: three sisters, Lucy Amalee Burns, Arletta Lawson, and Noel Marie Tuck; and numerous nieces and nephews. Deloris was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clark Thad Surgeon.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. The Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Perry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Please visit to sign the online guestbook and leave your thoughts and memories for the family.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel.

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