James Tucker

James Edward Tucker

Monday, November 8th, 1971 - Monday, September 21st, 2020
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James Edward Tucker, of Somerset passed away at home on Monday, September 21st. He was 48.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Montgomery, West Virginia, he also lived in Alabama before moving to Somerset in 1996.

James worked in car sales for various dealerships throughout the central New Jersey area.

He loved grilling, photography and most of all spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Dana (nee: Edmonds); sons, Dajon Watkins (active duty – US Army) and Miles Tucker at home; mother and stepfather, Ike Reynolds and Vonory Sinette Reynolds of Montgomery, West Virginia; father & stepmother, Eddie & Miriam Tucker of Talladega, Alabama; brother, E.J. Tucker also of Talladega, Alabama; and sister, Courtney Newkirk of Baltimore, Maryland.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 9 AM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, followed by a 10 AM funeral service. Entombment to follow in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

In recognition of the COVID-19 crisis please maintain appropriate social distance during the visitation and service. When visiting, face coverings must be worn at all times while inside our facility.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 10:00am
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Franklin Memorial Park
    1800 NJ-27
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Private Condolence

Michael Lykes

Posted at 12:33pm
It is unbelievable sadness and shock that James is no longer with us. I am going to miss his laugh and sense of humor. He will also be remembered as a great friend and pleasure to work with him at Hann Financial. My condolences and my heart goes out to his wife, Dana, his son, Myles and his entire family.

Joe Craffey

Posted at 10:36am
Saddened and shocked to hear of James’ passing. James was a great teammate and friend. Thoughts and prayers to Dana and the family.

Adrian Lewis

Posted at 07:37pm
Lucy Addison High School Class of 1969

Reunion Committee

Ron and Donna Duckett Williams
Valerie Steptoe Kelso
Richard Tucker
Ruth Calloway Bowens
Mornique “Sissy” Haskins Smith
Adrian Lewis
Wanda Davis Kasey
Jimmy “Weed” Robinson

September 26, 2020

To the family of Brother James Tucker

We the members of the Lucy Addison Class of 1969 pause to offer our prayers of comfort and support as you celebrate the life of James. We share a longstanding bond with the Tucker family from Roanoke, Virginia. His uncle Richard is our classmate and a Reunion Committee member for decades. Also we know well the celebrants' father, Eddie who was the “Drum Major” extraordinaire for the Lucy Addison Marching Band. We reflect back many years ago as the Tucker family made a permanent move from Southwest Virginia to Roanoke, never to look back. James was called on to make likewise a move to never to look back.

We know that the Tucker family was always a close knit God fearing family, which always stayed close to their roots.
This will get you up the rough side of the mountain. We cannot say why James had to go home but we can reflect back to the Bible in the Book of Job when Job, the good and faithful servant, asked God why did He allow so many bad things to fall on him. God's answer will make us pause and think even today. God merely said “ where were you when I created the earth?” We know that there are somethings we will not understand for we're not God. We will get the answer as our faith grows in the days ahead.

Eddie as you've grown and become closer to our Heavenly Father you find yourself in a different band. You can't be the Drum Major in this band for the One with the baton was there when the earth was created. This band assures everlasting life where we will join again with our loved ones.

We pray that you continue to march, stepping high, chest stuck out, head held high only looking back to see where you've come from but keeping your eye on the prize and yes, and doing the “freeze” to signal God to save you a spot in the Heavenly Band.

“Bulldogs Together, Forever”


Posted at 04:36am
Dana, Miles and family please accept my sincere condolences during this most difficult season. My prayer is that God will comfort your wounded hearts and carry you through this season of grief.
Ms. Arlene Sumner and family

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