Thomas T. Tucker Sr.

Published 10:24 am Thursday, October 26, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Thomas “Tommy” Theodore Tucker, Sr., age 96, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital of Tarboro, NC.

Mr. Tucker was born on February 2, 1921 to Marshall and Alberta Powell Tucker in Dinwiddie County, VA. Upon graduating high school, Tommy attended Norfolk Business College. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters.

Tommy married the love of his life, Anne Jeanette Haskins, on November 16, 1946. He worked as a manager for Suburban Propane Gas Corp. before retiring after 28 years of dedicated service. Tommy was a faithful member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter. Tommy was civic minded, serving as a volunteer firefighter, in the Kiwanis Club, in the Rotary Club, and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Haskins Tucker.

Thomas is survived by his wife of seventy years, Anne; daughter, Lucie Tucker Bosi and husband Jim of Nashville, TN; two sons, Thomas T. Tucker, Jr. and wife Judy of Greenville, NC, and R. Marshall Tucker and wife Tina of Clayton, NC; two granddaughters, Kathryn Tucker Thurston and husband Rocky of Herndon, VA, and Kelly Tucker Hylton and husband David of Wake Forest, NC; three grandsons, James Bryant and wife Erin of Nashville, TN, Michael Tucker of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Stephen Tucker of Boone, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Hilary and Tucker Thurston, Andrew and Tyler Hylton, and Connor Bryant.

A celebration of life memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Jeff Douglas, officiating. The family received friends following the service in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the memorial fund at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, PO Box 263, Ahoskie, NC 27910, or online by visiting fund, type Tommy Tucker.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Tucker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting