2017-10-18 / Obituaries

Horace Claiborne Tuck Sr.


Horace Claiborne Tuck Sr., 79, of 513 South Main St., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at his home.  
He was born in Person County to the late George “Sport” Flemming Tuck and Lenora Bowling Tuck.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers,  Franklin Tuck and Errol Tuck, and one sister, Iris Tuck Chrisman.  
A 1956 graduate of Helena High School, Mr. Tuck worked as a finance manager for 50 years at Provident Finance and American General.  Mr. Tuck was an active member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities.  
He enjoyed participating and competing in several bridge clubs. Working in his yard and gardens brought him joy and pleasure.  Mr. Tuck was also an avid fan of Duke basketball.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Clayton Tuck of the home; two children, Horace “Clay” Claiborne Tuck Jr. and wife Martha of Roxboro and Laura Tuck Hodgin and husband Stan, of Winchester, Virginia; one sister, Sherron Tuck White of Maryland; four grandchildren, Jordan Tuck Bridges and husband Will, Caitlin Carter Tuck, Ashley Morgan Kincaid, and Katherine “Kasey” Margaret Clayton; and a special nephew, Theodore “Ted” Clayton Michie.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Long Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Nash officiating. Inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Methodist Men, John Westmoreland, Ralph Lewis, Ted Webb, Jack Hester, Cotton Powell, Leon Long, Al Taylor, James Woody, Paul Williams, Tom Alexander, Terry Foushee, Terry Allen, Jamie Mundy, Bob Morgan, Bob Linville and Tommy Monk.
Memorials may be made to Long Memorial United Methodist Church Capital Fund, P.O. Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573.
Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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