Celebrating the life of Harold 'Boogie' Tucker
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Boogie attended the Nottoway County Public Schools. That is where he met the love of his life, Alice “Wee Wee” Epes. They were married in February 1972. To this union one daughter was born, Kim Raquel Tucker. They shared a special and unique bond for many years. “Wee Wee” preceded him in death on April 3, 2014.
“Boogie” worked for various local entities to include Norfolk Southern, local factories and various construction companies. He was also a great painter. Many homes in town had their ceilings done in a twirl style by him that was popular back in the 1980’s. He loved to detail and wax cars also before his health began to decline. There wasn’t much he couldn’t do, as he was always willing to help others and do odd jobs.
He was baptized at an early age at Shiloh Baptist Church in Blackstone VA when he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior.
“Boogie” enjoyed traveling and was most prideful of his time living in Oakland, California where he worked for an esteemed restaurant that enjoyed the patronage of the Oakland Raiders NFL Football team. Boogie often bragged about “feeding the Oakland Raiders” to all who’d listen. He was well traveled and absolutely enjoyed getting away spending time with his Daughter, Son in law, Grandchildren, and his Great-Granddaughters. Every holiday he looked forward to those trips to Northern VA, Ohio, and North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those holidays are now forever different as he kept us laughing and the great grandkids kept him young. One thing for sure “Boogie” loved his family and was so proud of them.
“Boogie” also enjoyed watching TV, particularly Western movies and The Lifetime movie network. During football season, he would be ready to root for his team, the San Francisco 49ers.
On any given day, you would see “Boogie” on his front porch enjoying the corner where he could see everything and everyone. He always had a friend or two who’d stop by and enjoy some chatter and cold beverages. He would often wave down others just to say “Hey, come here”. He never met a stranger and had the biggest, kindest, forgiving heart of anyone. He would give anything he had and not expect anything in return. A Blackstone staple, legend, & icon to the community in his own right on just his name, “Boogie”. He has left so many memories for those left behind to reflect on and cherish for many years to come.
“Boogie” is survived by his loving and devoted daughter & son-in-law, Kim & Kenny Kitchings of Charlotte, North Carolina; granddaughter, Danaisha (Quincy) Howard, of Fredericksburg, VA; grandson, Danny Blue, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina; great-granddaughters, Skylar, Salia, & Simone Howard, of Fredericksburg, VA; great-granddaughter Zahra Nuri Blue, of Charlotte, NC (due in August 2022), whom we will share many stories and photos of her PaPa; devoted brothers, Tyrone N. Tucker, Sr and Ben Tucker of Blackstone, VA; sisters-in-Law, Juanita (Macktoy) Hawkes of Blackstone, VA, Esther Jackson of Farmville, VA, Thelma Black & Cynthia Epes of Oakland, CA; brothers- in- law, Andrew Black Jr. of Blackstone, VA and Willie Epes (Janie) of Baltimore, Maryland; aunts, Shirley (Bobby) Hardy, Mary Lou Goode, and Mae Tucker of Blackstone, VA; uncles, Cloyd Tucker (Inez) & James Tucker of Blackstone, VA; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Viewing Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 1 to 7PM. Funeral Services Friday, July 15, 2022 at 12:00PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone. Interment Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blackstone.
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