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Dean Tuck

December 8, 1935 - January 7, 2023

DeRoy Dean “Ring” Tuck passed away on January 7, 2023. He was the husband of the late Frances Overby Tuck for 59 years. Dean was born on December 8, 1935 to the late George Letcher Tuck and Mabel Ruth Armstead Tuck.
Dean attended Volens High School where he played baseball until he joined the workforce. Dean enjoyed watching sports, spending time with family and friends, tending to his garden, and playing various musical instruments. Dean was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one son, Gregory Dean Tuck; one brother, Emmett Tuck; two sisters, Barbara Scott and Madeline Guthrie. He is survived by one son, Stanley Tuck; two grandchildren, Nicholas, and Elizabeth Tuck; one sister, Louise Tuck DeJarnette; one daughter in law, Lisa Tuck; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with interment to follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dan Dowdy and wife Cindy, James Monoghan and the El Cabrito’s “gang”, Mohammad Mubashar Ali and his family, and his special companion Indy. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

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Dean was a wonderful and loving man. I first met him at Tuff fitness gym and what a fun guy to be around. Rip my friend.

Posted by Darlene kidd on January 18, 2023

To the family of Mr.Tuck, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Mr. Tuck for over 20 years since I started to work for Kroger. I got to know him and Mrs. Tuck when she was alive. Mr. Tuck was and always has been my favorite customer since day one. Mr. Tuck was the most caring, wonderful, thoughtful and kind hearted man. Anyone that got the chance to meet him and get to know him should consider themselves a lucky person because they will never meet someone as wonderful as him. The world lost a very great man the day he passed, but Heaven gained an angel. I know he is happy being with his wife and son again, but he will always be on my mind and in my heart. I am so glad to have had the chance to know him and your family is the luckiest to have him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And to Mr. Tuck, I just want you to know that I will miss you greatly. You have made an impression on me that I will never forget. I wish I could have seen you or spoken to you one last time. It hurts to know that I will no longer be able to see you or give you a hard time about behaving, but I am happy that you are with loved ones now and are no longer struggling. No matter what you let nothing stop you or hold you down. You were a strong man who fought through anything no matter what. I will miss you so very much.

Posted by Lauren Cole on January 10, 2023

My dad " Dick " Smith worked with Dean at Smith's transfer. Dad thought a lot of him. In this picture are some of the other drivers ( White, Martin, Dean, and Dad. As many of the drivers that could would meet for lunch. I was fortunate enough to have gone a few times and of course I took pictures. If possible would Dean's son contact me. My Dad would love to talk to you about your dad. Our condolences for your loss. Sincerely, Teresa

Posted by Teresa Smith-Moss on January 10, 2023

Dean was very special friend to Jim and myself. He and Jim had many conversations back and forth on the phone. If he couldn't make it to church on Sunday he would call in the afternoon and want to know how many was there. Many conversations about people they both knew from Altavista. Proud of his son and grandchildren and spoke so highly of his sister. We will miss his smiles. We Send thoughts and prayers to all his family. Jim and Joyce Pittard

Posted by Jim and Joyce Pittard on January 7, 2023

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