Celebrating the life of Tyrone N. Tucker, Sr.
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Tyrone Nathaniel Tucker, Sr. also known as “Big T” was called by God to his eternal rest on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
Tyrone was born to the late Clifton N. Tucker and Doris G. Tucker on July 8, 1949.
Tyrone accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age and was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Blackstone.
Tyrone graduated from Luther H. Foster High School in 1967. after graduating, Tyrone worked at Levi Strauss from 1967 –1972, Coles Men Shop as a sales clerk from 1972-1975, The Country Squire Inc. from 1975-1988, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Corrections Western Center from 1988-2012.
Tyrone received many awards of appreciation and recognition for continuous loyal service for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also received a letter of commendation for possibly saving an inmate’s life, trapping his attacker, and talking him into surrendering his weapon. He displayed characteristics of an outstanding Correctional Officer and made Nottoway Correction Center a safer environment for staff and inmates.
Tyrone will be remembered for his style and pride of excellence in “Best Dressed”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Tucker; father, Clifton N. Tucker; mother, Doris G. Tucker; son Tyrone N. Tucker, Jr.; and brother Harold M. Tucker.
He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons Dwayne A. tucker (Suzanne), Pastor Kelly A. Tucker (Dominique) and Gary A. Crawley (Veronica); one brother, Ben Tucker; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Viewing Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 12 to 7PM
Funeral Service Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 2:00PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone.
Interment Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone
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