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Gordon

Edward

Tucker

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December 31, 2022

Gordon Edward Tucker, 85, of 534 Bird Farm Rd., passed away on Saturday December 31, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Tucker was born on January 5, 1937, in Eagle Rock, a son of the late Emmett Griffen and Nelsie Mae McKalester Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brother and sister in laws: Georgia and Don Pinske and Daniel and Norma Smith. He and his family moved to Covington when he was about 6 years old. He was a graduate of Covington High School in 1955. After graduation he went to Chicago and attended Coyne Technical School. Returning to Covington he temporarily took a job at Kroger’s which he retired from after 37 years. Following Kroger’s retirement, he was offered a job in the dairy dept at Walmart, and he also worked at his favorite job delivering flowers for The Little Clay Pot Flower Shop. He served in the Army Reserves for six years. He was a member of Mallow Presbyterian Church where he was a faithful deacon, elder, and a faithful member of the Ed Matic Sunday School. He loved to garden and raised first class produce which he loved to share with many locals. Surviving are his wife of 58 years Alice Carol Smith Tucker of Covington; a son Mark E. Tucker and wife Angie; his adoring grandchildren that he was very proud of Logan M. Tucker and Sydney E. Tucker, and step granddaughter Sarah ( Casey) Maslock; many nieces and nephews to include Debbie (Joel) Guggenmos, Barb Pinske, Susan Smith, Jennifer Smith, Mike (Cindy) Pinske, Brian Pinske, Kenny (Debbie) Smith, Danny (Malia) Smith, Danielle, David, Emily, April, Amanda, and Angie; and a number of cousins, friends and his Mallow Presbyterian Church family. In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 7, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Mallow Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. The family will receive their friends from 2:00PM until service time on Saturday at Mallow Presbyterian Church. The interment will be at a later date at Alleghany Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Tucker’s name be made to Mallow Presbyterian Church at 2004 Mallow Rd. Covington, VA 24426. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
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7008 Winterberry Ave., Covington, VA 24426

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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