Prince A. Tucker Jr, son of the late Prince Tucker Sr. and Elizabeth Fields Tucker, was born May 22, 1938 in Colleton County, South Carolina. He gracefully and quietly entered into God’s
eternal rest on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 after a brief stay at the Veterans Hospital located in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Prince was educated in the Colleton County School System, graduating from Colleton Training High School. Upon graduation, Mr. Prince began what would mark the era of an honorable and selfless military career by serving his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He then sealed this career, with an honorable discharge, retiring from the US Air Force in 1976, after having achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his retirement, Mr. Prince decided to further his education by attending Savannah State University. There, he was able to graduate with honors while obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree from his beloved Alma Mater.
On January 8, 1958, Mr. Prince married the love of his life, Mattie Mae Bennett. This holy covenant of matrimony, would span over 63 incredible years, serving as a testament to the love,
joy, and happiness evident in their wonderful union. Mr. Prince accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Wesley Grove United Methodist Church; actively serving on the
Pastor’s Parish Relationship Committee and the Board of Trustees. Mr. Prince was without question a solid pillar in the community, serving in numerous capacities. He was the manager of the Wesley Grove Tigerettes Women’s Softball Team since 1964. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans where he served as Commander for Strickland Chapter 55. He also served as the DAV Commander for the state of South Carolina and was a member of the Colleton County South Carolina Honor Guard where he served as treasurer. Prince volunteered long hours driving for the Disabled American Veterans Transport Services and he assisted with the Homeless Stand Down in Charleston, SC. He received the SC DAV Outstanding Achievement Award and The Commanders Club Bronze Leader Award. He was a past treasurer and member of the Hiram E. Mann Chapter of Tuskegee Airman, Inc. He
served as a past board member for the Low Country Community Action Agency, Inc and was a dedicated member of the NAACP. He was also a member of the National Order of Trench Rats.
Mr. Prince leaves a rich legacy of loved ones who will forever cherish him and the joy he brought to many. They include his loving wife, Mattie Mae Tucker; seven children: Princess Ann
(John) Roberts of Augusta Georgia; Sharon (Charles) Williams of Orangeburg, SC; Dwayne C. Tucker of Cottageville, SC; Deidre (Gerald) Gladney of Bristow, Virginia; Juanita Tucker of
Augusta, Georgia; Zeporia X. Tucker of Columbia, SC, Teresa Chance (Sidney) of Augusta, Georgia and a special niece /daughter, Chenelle Salley of Virginia. Sisters, Helen T. Bodison of
Walterboro, SC and Edythe T. Haynes of Charleston, SC. Grandchildren: Dr. Kelsi Williams, Krystal Roberts, Brentley Gladney, Haley Roberts, Johnnae Roberts, Charles Williams III,
Tykeila Snelling, Chenelle Evans, and Anthuan Norton, Jr. Great grandchildren: Kairo Sherwin and Anias Norton. Two nieces, Dr. Chantelle (Raymond) Teasdale of Leesburg, VA, and Genelle (Tyronne) Harrison of Cottageville, SC, and a host of great nieces and nephews. Prince was preceded in death by his sister, Ertha Mae Tucker, brother, Joe Lloyd Tucker, and adopted brother Alphonso Chisolm.
In lieu of flowers, please make all monetary contributions to: Wesley Grove United Methodist Church Sunday School - Sharon T. Williams, Superintendent: 735 Wesley Grove Road, Cottageville, South Carolina 29435
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