Obituary for Ret. Major Kenneth H. Tucker

Ret. Major Kenneth Horace Tucker, 57, of Berryville, Virginia, died Monday, October 25, 2010 in Herndon, Virginia.
Mr. Tucker was born March 16, 1953 in Albemarle, North Carolina, the son of James Franklin and Pauline Hinson Tucker.
He was a Sr. Systems Analyst for BAE Systems.
He was a Major in the U. S. Army.
He was a member of the Berryville Presbyterian Church and was a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout.
He married Laura Goforth Tucker on May 2, 1976 in Albemarle, North Carolina.
Surviving with his wife is a daughter, Melissa Anne King and her husband, James of Charlotte, NC; a son, Joshua S. Tucker and his wife, Kristen R. of Fort Meade, MD; a sister, Amorelle Tienda of Georgia; a brother, James Franklin Tucker, Jr. of White, GA; and a granddaughter, Honor Elizabeth King.
A sister, Paula Smith preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A. M. Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Berryville Presbyterian Church, Berryville with Rev. Jonathan Bunker officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ken Butler, Elmo Wright, Greg Brill, Dan Hazlett, Mike Murphy, Joe Sparks, Mike Talbott and Mike Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Wilde, James Franklin Tucker, Jr., Marvin Smith, Rocky Smith, Matthew Smith, Brady Goforth, Mike Goforth and Phil Bodkin.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 P. M. Thursday evening at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


  1. Rita Nobles says:

    I worked with Ken in the 80’s, met his wife and children. He was truly the salt of the earth. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

  2. Thomas Best says:

    Ken was a former boss and good friend. He was so soft-spoken but with a rapier wit. He was possibly the best officer I ever served under during my 20 years in the Army. In my mind, he was the epitome of a modern-day Southern gentleman. I will miss you Ken.