Otis Eugene “Gene” Tucker 87, of Wilmington died Tuesday August 28, 2018 at Morningside of Wilmington.
Gene was born in Summerville, SC on March 10, 1931 the son of the late Otis Brennan and Leila Meyer Tucker. He retired as a tug boat captain from Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Dredging. He loved bass fishing and working in his yard. He served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years Vera Eunice Tucker; sons Michael Tucker and wife Sandra, Blaine James and wife Brenda, daughters Valerie Jefferson and husband Jay and Sharon Thompson and husband Ray all of Wilmington; brother Stanley Tucker and sister Edna “Snookie” Trippe both of Summerville, SC.he also has three grandchildren Ashley Siddons; Brittany and Trey Jefferson; and two great-grandchildren Connor and Savannah Siddons.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted 2:00 PM Friday August 31, 2018 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.The Reverend Lundy Logue will officiate the service. Military honors will follow the service.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.