John Fletcher Tucker died peacefully at Reid Heart Center (FirstHealth) in Pinehurst, NC, on Saturday, January 7, 2023.  He was born in Surry County, NC, on September 1, 1932.  His family moved to Aberdeen, where he worked for several decades at Gulistan Carpet (later JP Stevens).

Johnny was the son of the late William Joel Tucker and Lou Duskey Tucker. He was preceded in death by his brother, Simon Tucker, his sister, Sylvia Smith Donathan, his nephew, Marshall J. Donathan and niece, Marie Donathan Doss Moore.  He is survived by his great nephew, Rex Joel Doss (Lynn) of Conway, SC, his great nieces, Doreen D. Wicker of Pinehurst and Sue D. White of Greensboro, and his great nephew, Marshall James Donathan, Jr., of Pinehurst.  

There will be a visitation at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines on Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 PM and burial at Pilot Mountain City Cemetery in Pilot Mountain, NC, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM.

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Services have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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