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TUCKER, William “Billy” T., passed away peacefully on August 2, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Woods, Richmond, VA. Billy was born on February 6, 1930 in Goochland, VA. He was the son of the late W. Joel and Anice Tucker. He was married to the late Gloria G. Tucker. He is survived by four sons, William T. Tucker Jr. (Polly), James W. Tucker, Alan S. Tucker (Richard) and Kenneth D. Tucker (Karen); eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and sister, Jean Wheeler.
Billy graduated from Goochland High School in 1947 and from VPI (Virginia Tech) in 1951. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force for two years stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. Billy returned to Goochland and taught Shop/Agriculture Science at Goochland High School for 27 years. He was a member of the Founding Board for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for 11 years and supported the establishment of a campus in Goochland. He served as the Commissioner of Revenue for Goochland County for ten years. He was active in the Lions Club and in Grace Episcopal Church in Goochland serving on the Vestry many times. He supported GoochlandCares and Meals on Wheels. Together with his wife, Gloria, they worked with Goochland County to establish Tucker Park in Maidens, VA.
In addition to his civic achievements, Billy will be most remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather (Grand Poot). Billy married Gloria Gathright on July 14, 1951, beginning a truly blessed and charmed life with a marriage that lasted over 63 years. Over those years, Gloria would remind Billy that he had married better than she had, with no argument from Billy. He taught us the importance of unconditional love, abundant joy and selfless service. Billy was a friend to all and truly enjoyed his life, family and friends.
Special thanks to his caregivers at Saint Mary’s Woods and nurses At Home Care & Hospice. Family will receive friends on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 2955 River Road West, Goochland, VA, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, August 13, 2022 followed by a celebration of his life at Grace Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to GoochlandCares. Donations may be mailed to GoochlandCares, 2999 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063 or submitted at https://goochlandcares.org/donate/. Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.