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July 16, 2017

James Sydney Tucker, 72, of 405 Helmintoller Rd., died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Tucker was born May 3, 1945, in Botetourt County a son of the late Carl and Catherine Shifflett Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Brother, Richard Tucker. He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from MeadWestvaco as a CLO2 plant operator in 2009 after 44 years with the company. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church. Surviving are his Wife of 48 years, Janet Tucker of Covington; his Son, James Carl Tucker, and his Fiance', Dreama Conner, of Salem; two Daughters, Linda Woodson and Cynthia Wiseman, both of Covington; his Sister, Sharon McCaleb, of Covington; five grandchildren, Amanda Woodson-Dixon and her husband, Steven, Michele Humphries, Codie Woodson, Seth Woodson and his wife, Kristen, and Justin Tucker; five great grandchildren, Rebecca Woodson, Cassidy Woodson, Jennifer Woodson, Gabriel Dixon and Aubrey Dixon; and his Sister, Sharon McCaleb, of Covington. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Earwood officiating. Interment will be made in the Helmintoller Family Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the U. S. Marine Corps . The family will receive their friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests that donations in Mr. Tucker's name be made to the Lone Star Baptist Church Building Fund. Service Thursday, July 20, 2017 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Wednesday, July 19, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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