Frances Brock Tucker

Published 10:17 am Monday, August 28, 2017

Frances Brock Tucker, 91, of Eden died Aug. 23, 2017, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

A funeral service was held at Fair Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

She was born April 21, 1926 in Mocksville to Burr Coley and Laura Tabor Brock. She graduated from Farmington High School and UNC-Greensboro (Women’s College). As part of her graduate studies, she did a dietary internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She worked as a dietician in hospitals in Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, and Hartford, Conn. She married Dr. Basil M. Tucker on Aug. 11, 1951, and eventually moved to his hometown, Leaksville, now Eden. After marriage she was employed in the accounting department at Fieldcrest, Inc. and taught at Leaksville Junior High School. She was a member of Leaksville United Methodist Church and belonged to Out Our Way Garden Club, the League of Women Voters, Republican Women of Rockingham County, Leaksville Junior Woman’s Club, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a reader and bridge player, a Girl Scout leader, and a volunteer with the Eden Library, Morehead Hospital Auxiliary and the American Red Cross.

Survivors: her 2 children, Dr. Angela Thompson (Jason) and Dr. David Tucker (Karon); 2 grandchildren, Joseph Goldston (Elizabeth) and Julian Thompson; 3 brothers, John T. Brock (Mary), Richard J. Brock (Carol), and William L. Brock (Jane); sisters-in-law, Rachel Brock and Margaret Jo Brock; special cousin, Bill Brock; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, sister Margaret Jo Brock, and brothers Burr Brock Jr. (Ruth), James Brock and Rufus Brock.

As a devoted homemaker, she was happiest in her home surrounded by the things she collected on worldwide travels and photos of those she held dear.

Memorials: Basil M. Tucker Scholarship Fund c/o N.C. Foot and Ankle Society, PO Drawer 40399, Raleigh, 27629; Burr C. and Laura T. Brock Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville; Leaksville UMC, 603 Henry St. Eden, 27288; or Hospice of Rockingham, PO Box 281, Wentworth, 27375.