WARDELL TUCKER JR, 66 years old was born in Buffalo, New York on October 11, 1953, the second son of proud parents Wardell Tucker, Sr. and Janie B, (nee Greene) Tucker.
Wardell was affectionately called "DUB." He attended P.S. #8 and P.S. #92 better known as Genesee-Humboldt and graduated from East HIgh School. Wardell also attended Canisius College for one year.
Wardell was member of Bethel A.M.E. Church all of his life. He attended Vacation Bible School each summer and sung in the Children's Choir and later the Men's Choir.
He adored his niece Tonya and would often babysit his nephew Joseph.
Wardell enjoyed tris to Calhoun Falls, SC, his mother's place of birth during his earl childhood. He enjoyed his Aunt Maude Greene's ginger bread with lemon sauce. Some of his other great memories of Calhoun Falls were cathing lightning bugs, attaching them to a string and watch them fly. He would later put them a jar, punch holes in the lid-the hope was that they would shed light in a dark room and be alive the next morning...sadly "DUB" was disappointed. Other fun things "DUB" enjoyed doing with his cousins down south included picking blackberries, picking plumbs and being pulled own a red dirt hill in an old care tire attached to a rope.
Wardell's work history included working at American Brass in Buffalo from 1975-1978. He then moved to Calhoun Falls to be with his mother, he was there from 1978-1985 during which time he worked as a Cement Finisher at the Georgia Dam Project and at the NUclear Power Plant in Augusta, Georgia. He was a member of the NationalGurd from 1980-1985. He then returned to Buffalo to be with his only brother, John David and resumed his attendance at Bethel A.M.E Church.
Wardell was preceded in death by his father Wardell Sr and his mother Rev. Janie B. (nee Greene) Tucker.
Wardell leaves to cherish his memories, his brother John David Tucker and his wife Paulette (nee Wood) Tucker; his niece Tonya Yvette Tucker and nephew Joseph, all of Buffalo, New York; ahost of cousins, friends and Bethel A.M.E. Church Members.
"DUB" will be sadly missed, but never forgotten...We Will always remeber his big smile.
Family will receive friends 12:00 pm at Brian K. Lewis Funeral Home, 2528 Bailey Ave., Buffalo,New York. Funeral to follow at 1:00 pm.
In compliance with the public health guidelines during the Covid-19 Pandemic, visitation will be monitored to limit gathering sizes based on the most current recommendations and a mask must be worn at all times.
Interment St. John Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York.
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