James Harold Tuck, Sr., was born on April 17, 1945, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He entered Heaven on October 30, 2023, and his life verse “That I may know Him….” (Phil. 3:10) was realized.
Harold attended Furman University and graduated from Clemson University in Electrical Engineering. He was employed by Jacobs Engineering until his retirement in 2004. Harold also received an Honorary Docorate from Tabernacle Baptist College for his years of faithful service.
Throughout his life, he was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served in various ministries. He cherished teaching the Victory Class at Oakwood, and he felt a special joy in teaching and mentoring students at Tabernacle Baptist College for 30 years and serving as the Dean of the college for 2006-2010.
As a licensed Professional Engineer, Harold enjoyed working on difficult electrical engineering projects that he saw as merely a puzzle waiting to be solved. While not engineering or teaching; Harold delighted in traveling out west with his wife and visiting all 50 states. As a Clemson graduate, he enjoyed watching the Tigers play and spent many Saturdays cheering for the boys in orange. In his retirement, he relished spending time at his mountain home in North Carolina with the Pisgah Camping Club. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, teasing and joking with his many nieces and nephews, and was especially fond and proud of his two granddaughters.
His memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of his devoted wife of 58 years, June Chastain Tuck; daughter, Suzanne Tuck Mize (Timothy); son, James “Jimmy” Harold Tuck, Jr. (Amy); and two granddaughters, Anna Joy Tuck and Autumn Grace Tuck. He is also survived by four sisters, Yvonne Pace, Jeannett Lindsey, Elaine Smith, and Linda Albertson; and brother, Michael Dean Tuck.
Harold was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Dean Tuck, Jr., Earl Tuck and Clyde Leonard Tuck; by two sisters, Helen Tuck Hardy and Audrey Tuck Landford; and by his parents Clyde Dean Tuck, Sr. and Louise Adams Tuck.
The receiving of friends will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
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