Buddy Tucker

Buddy Tucker

Nathan Solomon “Buddy” Tucker, 75, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 in Albemarle Hospital after a nine month battle with cancer.  He was born April 15, 1938 to the late Milton and Mary Decker Tucker and was the husband of Bonnie Borden Tucker.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having served from October 20, 1958 to April 19, 1963 and achieving the rank of E2.  He served at signal aviation test and support activity as a radar and signal systems repair technician.  He later worked at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, VA as an avionics technician and worked on missile guidance systems.  A staunch Republican community activist, he was an advocate for honesty in local politics.  He took a stand against county commission decisions regarding expensive projects he felt were not in the best interest of the residents.   He enjoyed racing his inboard hydroplane “AFT-U” in the 1960s.  He was an amateur radio operator (WB4LNA) and supported the American Red Cross in the 1970s. He was the former Commander of North Carolina Chapter 64 of the DAV, was very active in the community and enjoyed a large circle of friends.

He  is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a daughter, Jeni Tucker Jackson of Crownsville, MD and a son, Milton William Tucker and wife, Kimberly of Bostic, NC; two grandchildren, Brandi and Jessica; and two great-grandchildren Hailey and Zoey.

A visitation will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.     Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Tucker family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Diane Clodfelter

    “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
    ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

    The lose of a parent is expected as part of ourlife journey. No one perpares us for how hard it is. Memeories are what keeps me going. Please let me knwo If I can do anything to help ease the sorrow inyour heart.

  2. Joe Wilkes Jr.

    I offer the sincere condolences of my family and I. The loss of a loved one is truly difficult to deal with. I personally have found much comfort from the scriptures particularly Isaiah 33:24 where it speaks of sickness being completely removed forever. Acts 24:15 speaks of death being no more. These two verses have given me comfort during difficult times such as what your family is going through. I hope these thoughts and verses provide comfort during this most difficult time.

  3. Edward A. Forman

    Bonnie and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of Buddy! Wish we could have seen him before he passed so, we could have reminisced about the days we lived in Colonial Place in Norfolk! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!


    Ed and Sherry Forman
    Jeff and Patricia Forman

  4. Susan Moore

    Oh, Jeni, I am so very sorry, and saddened, to hear about your Dad. With the recent loss of my Dad, too, I know how ‘tender’ a time this is for you and your family. Cling to those Special Times~that will now serve as “Treasured Moments”. I believe that this is your Dads’ GIFT back to YOU ‘Forever’. I am reminded of one of the closing verses in the BIBLE, that seems to close out our Earthly Chapter in Life, as well : Rev.21:4 Know that you are in my thoughts, and prayers.
    GOD Bless, Love ~ Susan

  5. Pam WIlliams Luton

    Mr. Buddy was a firecracker. Stood for what he believed. Always very pleasant to me. I am sorry Jeni for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


  6. Randy Williams

    No one told me of Buddy’s passing. I am so sorry to hear about it. He was a good friend, and I will miss him. God bless you all.

    Randy and Darlene

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