Raymond “Duane” Tutor

Raymond “Duane” Tutor


Raymond Duane Tutor went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 4, 2023.  He has joined his loving wife of 61 years, Judy, with a radiant smile.

Duane (as he was mostly known in his community) was born April 27, 1935 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He is survived by his two sons and their families in addition to many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Larry and Mary Tutor of San Antonio, TX.  Bryan and Paulette Tutor of Fort Worth, TX.  Four grandchildren Adam and Amanda of San Antonio. Alexandra and Logan of Fort Worth.

Duane was a pillar of the central Oklahoma community and a 50 plus year member of Edmond’s First Baptist Church. His leadership within the Church cannot be measured.

Duane kept the community informed and united his neighborhood.  He was always the first to lend a helping hand and was selfless of his time.  He could be counted on by many – especially his “coffee guys” that he was with every morning at 9 a.m. (except Sunday when he was at church).

He had many passions.  It was undisputed (from his Grandad Talk journal) that his grandkids and boating, “anyone wanna go for a boat ride?” were at the top of his list.

Christ was the center of it all and it that was clear when he would say “it’s a God thing.”  He was also quick to say “I’m Happy That I Am Happy!”

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Boys Ranch, https://www.obhc.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/ , as well as HOPE Pregnancy Center, 1033 N. Bryant, Edmond, OK 73034 – 405-330-0200.

Duane’s service will be held on Saturday December 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmond’s First Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held Friday December 8, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.

To live stream the service please visit https://www.fbcedmond.org/ Click on “learn more.” Then click on “Live Stream.”

4 thoughts on “Raymond “Duane” Tutor”

  1. Jenny Edwards Mason

    Our family sends our sincere condolences. We moved across the street from the Tutor family in 1979 and while we lived there he was always ready with a helping hand, a friendly wave or a funny story! Over the years he routinely called my parents to check in around Christmas and say hello even though they hadn’t seen each other for years. He never met a stranger and he never forgot a friend. What a great legacy for his family.

  2. “ Hey Uncle Du”
    “Hey Martha Ann”
    That’s how we always greeted each other.
    I’ll miss that.
    Thanks for all the boat rides.
    Thanks for the time you spent with me and most of all, I always appreciated the way you looked out for my mom.
    Your smile and humor will be missed.

  3. Danny & Vi Davis

    Because of our grandkids, we called Duane, “Mr. Tutor” at our home. Mr. Tutor was a “special” friend and a part of our family. When the family went out of town, he “turtle sat” for the grandkids turtle, named “Boxie”. He graciously accepted the challenge, feeding, watering, and taking care of Boxie. Think he was honored to be chosen for the task. He enjoyed an adventure and was always ready to go flying in the family plane. Obviously not afraid of heights, he helped on a construction project, mixing mud on a scaffold at 18’ high. Nor, was he afraid to stow-away on a bus when there were not any more tickets available – so he boarded and sat on the floor of the bus. He enjoyed helping and sometimes he was an honorary helper. When you first meet Duane, he will tell you out about his boat and ask if you want to take a boat ride. Offering to take you on a ride anytime. He cared about his friends – checking in on them often to make sure all was well. His church family loved him even when he gave them fits. He lived a “FULL” life to the very end.
    We love him and will miss him very much. Danny & Vi Davis, G-kids, Josie & Jett Sager

  4. Danny and Trish Coker

    What a wonderful Man.. We moved to the neighborhood 2 years ago and Duane was the first to come welcome us and invite us to his Church. He gathered information about us to publish in his newly updated newsletter. We knew we were where we were suppose to be by the time he left. He stopped by and visited regularly and always smiling and having a good time. We called him the Mayor of our hood as he always knew what was going on. Gosh we gonna miss him. Until we meet again Tutor..

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