|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2007|
Dad. You know the saying "To know him was to love him"? Well, with Daddy, "To MEET him was to love him". What a charming stinker !
The words have not been invented yet, to describe my Dad. He was bursting at the seams with personality. He truly broke the mold when he was born. A country boy. Loved to laugh, loved to fish, loved us, loved Mom, loved life, loved living. He was a mess, and was absolutely addicted to fishing. Full of an old-time type of wisdom, and you had to stop and listen for it. At his funeral viewing, a young man, a stranger, stopped me simply to tell a member of the family that my Dad had saved his life. I know how Dad did it, but cannot say. That's my Dad. No doubt he's fishing in Heaven with my two brothers and my Mom right now. No the circle won't be broken.
Roy Lee Tucker Sr., Portsmouth
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007
Roy Lee Tucker Sr., 83, of the 200 block of Franklin Ave., died Monday, March 5, 2007, in his home. A native of Tennessee, he was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and Korea, and also retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard Shop 31. Mr. Tucker was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Fleet Reserve Branch 37. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara L. Tucker; two daughters, Judy Brostrom and Suzanne McAlpin, both of Austin, Texas; three sons, Roy L. "Sonny" Tucker Jr. and wife Donna of Chesapeake, Robert A. Tucker Sr. of Portsmouth and David Tucker and wife Janet of Smithfield; three sisters, Ruth King, Wanda Lowery and Cleo Tucker, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Erika Tucker, Ashley Tucker, Robbie Tucker Jr. and Vicky McAlpin; and one great-grandchild, Damion. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Norman March. Burial with military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.
John William Tucker (1887 - 1959)
Iva Lee Sayne Tucker (1900 - 1976)
Barbara Lucille Reeves Tucker (1929 - 2011)*
Roy Lee Tucker (1946 - 2009)*
Thomas Elbert Tucker (1948 - 1948)*
Bonnie Louise Tucker (1950 - 1950)*
Robert Allen Tucker (1954 - 2009)*
James Henry Tucker (1918 - 1965)*
Roy Lee Tucker (1923 - 2007)
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Suzanne Tucker McAlpin
Originally Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Mar 07, 2007
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