Lloyd “Scott” Tucker went to be with our Lord on Dec. 30, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at his side at his home in Gloucester, Va.
Scott courageously battled a rare cancer for nine months before passing and was 41 years old.
Scott, a child of the military, was born in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 4, 1973 to Archie “Lloyd” Tucker and Dolores Kam Moi Wong Tucker, but spent most of his childhood in Germany which he called his “true” home. Scott had one younger sister, Vanessa Leilani Tucker.
Scott served his country in the United States Air Force, stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., and was honorably discharged from his service.
Scott was blessed with his only son, Jackson Daniel Tucker, during his first marriage while in the military, by Melinda Evans.
Always avid in electronics, Scott attended ITT Technical Institute after his service in the military. He then went on to study computer engineering at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. While studying at CNU, Scott was employed as a computer technician there in the main campus computer lab and worked at Sherwin-Williams as well.
While attending CNU, Scott met and later married Michele Rhea of Gloucester.
Scott relocated from the Hampton and Newport News area to Gloucester where he and his wife made their home. Scott was always eager to learn new things and had an incredible understanding of electronics, energy production, and physics.
Lovingly called a “master tinkerer” by his close friends and family, Scott could fix nearly any electrical device known to man. He was very interested in Nikola Tesla and put many of this brilliant man’s ideas and theories to use. Electronics and computers were Scott’s forte and his knowledge on these subjects was amazing and seemingly endless.
Music was Scott’s other great passion and forte. Scott began playing the electric guitar at 16 and never put it down. He practiced for years on the electric guitar and was truly a gifted player, playing by ear for many years. Scott, always the electrical genius, quickly learned how to digitally master and produce music in his humble studio in his college apartment and grew his music studio into an impressive, very professional sound studio in his home in Gloucester. He loved writing songs and helping to master and record others’ music as well. Music being truly in his soul, Scott taught himself to play the drums and bass guitar in his thirties as well. As his skill in playing electric guitar was so great, Scott became interested in making custom guitars, particularly in the creation of making the perfect guitar with the perfect sound and feel. He was always happy in his studio and his happiness was contagious.
Another great passion in Scott’s life was animals. Scott was an animal-lover, searching for lost dogs in the area, donating to the local animal shelters, and simply being loving and giving to all animals. Scott was the wonderful human “dad” to two Labs, Baby and Titus, and treated his beloved Labs with as much love and care as he would a child.
Scott is survived by his wife, Michele Rhea Tucker of Gloucester; his son, Jackson Daniel Tucker of Raleigh, N.C.; his parents, Archie “Lloyd” and Dolores Kam Moi Wong Tucker of Germany; his sister, Vanessa Leilani Tucker of Germany; his parents-in-law, Keith and Lisa Rhea of Gloucester, and a host of family in Gloucester, California, Arkansas and Hawaii.
There will be a memorial service to commemorate Scott on Jan. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, 9117 Glass Road, Hayes, Va. 23072. The service will be conducted by Pastor Bill McCullough and a reception in the church hall will follow.
The funeral arrangements are being handled by Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory of Gloucester.
Memorial donations made be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.