New London - Samuel B. Tucker Jr., 70, of New London, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
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Sam was born in Norfolk, Va., the son of the late Samuel and Ethelyne (Hardy) Tucker. He worked in construction, Electric Boat, Whiting Machine and Thames Valley Steel. Sam later started his own business, Tucker Surface Restoration.
He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Samuel Tucker IV, Christopher Tucker, stepson, Lee Vaughn Shelton; daughters, Sabrina M. Tucker, a special daughter, DiAnya Bailey; brothers, Samuel Williams, Little A. Tucker, Sylvester Tucker, Gregory Tucker and Verbus Taylor; sisters, Lois Ann Tucker, Dora Mae Tucker, Evelyne Tucker, Marion Taylor, Deborah Tucker and Janice Reynolds. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; his longtime friend, Vivian Aaron; and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1 Garvin St., New London. Interment will follow in Jordan Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Arrangement are entrusted to the Lester Gee Funeral Home, 108 Blinman St., New London.
Published in The Day on Dec. 13, 2012