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.Print Obituary & Condolences