Kelly McDonald Tuck
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Kelly McDonald Tuck
  • December 28, 1934 - May 14, 2014
  • Morganton, North Carolina

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Sgt. Kelly McDonald Tuck, age 79, of Glen Alpine, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Kelly way born to the late Samuel Tuck and Lucy Moore Tuck on December 28, 1934 in Person County, NC. He served his country honorably, and retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 20 years of service. Kelly was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Along with his parents, Kelly is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise; two brothers, Brodie Tuck and Benson Tuck; and a sister, Margaret Hill.

Those left behind to cherish Kelly's memory include a son, Patrick Andrew Tuck of Glen Alpine; two daughters, Celia Roberts and her husband, Garland and Lucy Eileen Herron, both of Morganton; three grandsons, Daniel Roberts, Jason Tuck and his wife, Jennifer and Adam Roberts, all of Morganton; a sister-in-law, Jackie Tuck of Mebane; and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Moore of Timberlake. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home with full military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force. The Reverend J.R. Richards will officiate. Interment will follow at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A sign language interpreter for the Deaf will be provided. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the conclusion of all services at the funeral home.