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Fabius H. Tucker, Jr.

10/24/1931 - 01/21/2018

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held, 6pm-8pm, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Friday, January 26, 2018
Fellowship United Church of Christ
1402 Gust Lane Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Fabius Herbert Tucker, Jr., a native of Raleigh, NC was born October 24, 1931 to his proud parents, Fabius Tucker, Sr. and Cora Jones Tucker. He was educated in the public schools of Raleigh, and graduated from the George Washington High School as Salutatorian, and as President of the Senior Class. He continued his education at Virginia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree, both in Instrumental Music Education. At Virginia State he was an active participant in the Marching Band, the Little Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Band, the Statesman Jazz Band, and was the Director of the R.O.T.C. Band. He spent two years with the United States Army Band, 1st Cavalry Division in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan. This group performed weekly on the Armed Forces Network and was featured on the “Bob Hope Show”, along with a host of Hollywood celebrities. Upon returning to the United States, his work experiences included serving as Director of the Speight High School Band and Chorus in Wilson, NC, where he also coached the junior varsity basketball team. His next work assignment was in Smithfield, VA, where he was the Assistant Principal, and the Band Director at Westside High School. He then served as the Band Director for Jacox Junior High School, Norfolk, VA; his last work assignment was as the Band Director at Rosemont Middle School in Norfolk. Fabius joined the Lambda Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, in 1975; he served in many leadership positions in his beloved Fraternity: as Keeper of Peace, Keeper of Records and Seals, Vice Basileus, and Basileus; he also chaired the Third District Talent Hunt Committee. Some of his civil and educational involvements were as follows: served as President of Crest Harbor Civic League, Chesapeake, VA; was Chairman of the Trustee Board at Trinity United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, VA for over thirteen years; was Chairman of the Trustee Ministry at Fellowship United Church of Christ, Chesapeake, VA; was a Committeeman for Boy Scout Troop #468, Chesapeake, VA. He served as a judge for Regional Band Auditions for schools in Virginia Beach and on the Eastern Shore; judged Talent Hunts for Civic and Fraternal Organizations, and wrote musical arrangements for instrumental and choral groups. He served on the Fine Arts Committee for the City of Chesapeake, VA. He was an avid fisherman, holding membership in the Norfolk Metro Anglers. He also held membership in many local, state and national, professional and civic organizations. He continued further study in music at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and at the University of Virginia Extension, in Administration. Fabius was a dedicated music educator; throughout his career, his Concert Bands won excellent ratings in District Music Festival Competitions, and his Marching Bands received many trophies, citations and awards. His music students won ratings of superior and excellence in solo and ensemble competitions annually; he was very proud that many of his former students continued their music careers as members of High School, University and Military Bands throughout the United States and several foreign countries. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel Lightfoot Tucker; one son, Eric (Cheryl); one granddaughter, Erica; one grandson, Kevin (Sheneka); two great-granddaughters, Gabriella and Ariyah; one sister, Jean Rivers, one niece, Pam Dunn, one aunt, and a host of relatives and friends. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”- 2 Timothy 4:7

Tracy D Whitehurst My condolences tot eh family- Mr. Tucker was my band director at JACOX in the glory days of Middle School marching Bands. JACOX was a force that was amazing with a lot of pride and good Music. I will always remember Mr. Tucker as he influenced my life a lot. My God rest his sole.
Posted: 2/8/2018
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Butch Inman Eric, just wanted pass along my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Butch
Posted: 1/25/2018
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Martha Ford Evans Jackson "Cindy" To Mrs. Tucker and Family. Mr. Tucker was the Westside Elementary School Band Director and Assistant Principal when I attended there. He used his many and several gifts to make sure all students reached their highest potential. Many of our teachers are taking their eternal rest. We shall always cherish our memories of this fine gentleman. May the God of heaven keep you in HIS care.
Posted: 1/25/2018
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Providence United Church of Christ The Providence United Church of Christ, Church family extend to Mrs Tucker our condolences for the loss of Mr. Tucker. You were once members of our church family God Bless.
Posted: 1/24/2018
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Rena Im truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. We look forward to the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Christ voice and come out, John 5:28,29
Posted: 1/24/2018
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Allen Goode I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Tucker. I remember him as a kind and happy father in our neighborhood, very proud of his son. Our condolences to his family.
Posted: 1/24/2018
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Carrie L Clark To the Tucker I am sorry to hear about the passing of your love one. It was a pleasure taken care or him while he was in the hospital. He always had that big smile.
Posted: 1/23/2018
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ALPINA DAVIS SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, GOD BLESS YOU HAZEL AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE ALPINA DAVIS AND FAMILY.
Posted: 1/23/2018
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