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Shirley Whitt Tucker

1943 ~ 2018 (age 75)
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Shirley Whitt Tucker, age 75 of Daleville, passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Shirley was born in Coyner Springs April 5, 1943 and lived in Daleville for 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Vaughnie Rea Johnson Whitt.

Shirley was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and will be remembered by her family for her love of family, animals, gardening, and the outdoors.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Leonard Tucker; siblings: Ruth Andrako, Evangeline Bishop, and Edna Pendleton. She is survived by her children: Gene (Cathy) Tucker of Fincastle, Shirley (Jon) Chapman of Waynesboro, and Victoria (Bill) West of Fincastle; grandchildren: Nick and Jenna Tucker, Ben and Katie Chapman, Kyle and Bridgette West; siblings: Thomas Whitt of Roanoke, Theodore Whitt of Roanoke, Vaughnie Rea (Bill) Orange of Vinton, Pauline Ferris of Bonsack, James (Linda) Whitt of Cloverdale, Barrie Whitt of Coyner Springs, Myrtle Seibel of Bonsack, and Martha (Bobby) Edwards of Troutville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 21 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, 5-8 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 19 Cedar Ridge Drive, Daleville, Virginia 24083.

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