Joe Jessie Tucker, Jr., age 62, died suddenly early Sunday morning while serving his community as a volunteer fireman with Thoroughfare Fire Department. Joe was born in Wayne County to the late Joe Jessie Tucker and Addie Gooding Tucker. Joe was also preceded in death by his siblings, Liza “Tempie” Aycock, Linda Hall, Sherby Hines, Earl Tucker and Ernest Tucker. In addition to being a member of the Thoroughfare Fire Department, Joe had served with both the Arrington Fire Department and Mar Mac Fire Department. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and a former Boy Scout Leader with BSA Troop 10. He was employed with FleetPride, Inc. and enjoyed spending free time hunting and fishing.
A service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev Bryan Sexton and Mr. Rudy Peedin officiating. Burial with Fire Department Honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm in the church sanctuary.
Joe is survived by his wife, Delaine Tucker; a son, Brandon Tucker and wife, Cassie; a daughter, April Tucker Hamilton and husband, Julian; his sisters, Eloise Tucker, Virginia Pope and Judy Harper; and a grandchild, Addie Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Thoroughfare Fire Department, 157 Herring Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Providence United Methodist Church, 202 Providence Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Tucker family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
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