Victor Quincy Tucker was the third child born to William “Lerk” Tucker Sr. and Charottie Gilmore Tucker on April 23, 1947 in Durham, NC. He was baptized as a child in Mount Vernon Baptist Church where he participated in the childrens’ ministries. Victor was educated in the Durham City Schools: C. C. Spaulding Elementary, Whitted Junior High and graduated from Hillside HIgh School in the class of 1965.
After graduating from High School, he attended North Carolina College. Victor was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 serving until 1969 including a tour of duty in Vietnam. His valor was so outstanding that he earned many medals: Distinguished Service Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for leading his troop to safety. He earned every medal presented by the U.S. Army leaving only the Congressional Medal of Honor be he was injured which led to an Honorable Discharge in 1969.
Upon discharge, he moved to Dayton, Ohio finding employment with UPS for 18 years. He returned to Durham to set up residence with his parents as caregiver. During this period he found and married his soul mate, Beverly Parker of Durham, NC. No children were born to their union but he helped raise his stepson, Steven Parker of Durham, NC.
Victor was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Charlie Washington and Lizzie Alston Gilmore, Ed Tucker and Edna Pearce Tucker-Satterfield, aunts and uncles, as well as his older brother, William “Bill” Tucker and several cousins.
Victor is survived his loving wife, Beverly Parker Tucker; his son, Anthony Jarman; a granddaughter, Montlaire Hunter Jarman; a stepson, Steven Parker; his brother, David Arnold Tucker and wife, Seretha Mickens Tucker of Timberlake, NC; his sister, Mallory Tucker Williams and husband Leroy Williams, Jr. of Fayetteville; one great aunt, Gwendella Gilmore Clemons; a sister-in-law, Jesse Taylor Tucker of New Jersey; and a host of relatives and friends.
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