David Reeves Tucker

June 4, 2022

CONCORD-  David Reeves Tucker, 37, passed away in Concord, NC on Saturday, June 4, 2022.  David was born in Charlotte, NC to Sandra Tucker Mosley and Alfred Lewis Tucker, Jr. He was the third of four sons, and as a result mischievous, humorous and playful.

David was a brilliant beacon of light in the room, whom you could not overlook.  He had a mesmerizing presence that drew you to him almost magnetically.  David cherished his friends and imparted to all who knew him his huge compassionate personality. He touched the lives of many by brightening their mood with his playfulness and encouraging positivity.

David’s greatest passion was playing disc golf.  Whether he was playing with his brothers, friends or in worldwide tournaments, he was known for his wit and love of the game. The thing that David cherished the most about disc golf was all the connections he made with people along the way.  The disc golf community was invaluable to him and benefitted from him having a heart without bounds.

David’s family wishes to acknowledge and thank the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), and Innova Champion Discs for their tremendous outpouring of support.  Other local disc golf organizations have been of immense comfort that include the Charlotte Disc Golf Club, Brackett’s Bluff and the New Hanover Disc Golf Club.

David is survived by his parents, Sandra Tucker Mosley and Alfred Lewis Tucker, Jr.; his wife, Deborah; three brothers, Bradley Gray Tucker, Drew Niven Tucker, Christopher Lewis Tucker; stepbrother, Kenneth Daniel Cooper and his wife, Ashley and stepsister, Lauren Cooper Watson and her husband, Jeff.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tucker; grandparents, Gray Reece Fulk and Imogene Sparger Fulk; paternal grandparents, Ralph Phillip Spillman and Sarah Niven Spillman.

Funeral services for David will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road in Charlotte.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Jubilee Hall at the church.  Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in Pilot Mountain City Cemetery, 839 West Main Street, Pilot Mountain, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in David’s memory to HopeWay, 171 Sharon Road West, Charlotte, NC 28210 ( https://hopeway.org). 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Jermaine flowers

    David I remember meeting you back at Andrew’s house and man we kicked things off really well that night. I hate that this world has loss a good person. I will miss you buddy and I know your in better place now. You won’t be forgotten my friend.

  • Jannie Goins

    Sandra and family,
    So sorry to hear about David. Had not seen him since he was a child with his Grandmother.
    Condolences to all.

  • Gabriel Steil

    Gosh, this is so hard to believe. I shared so many good times with David and he always provided a laid back attitude and a good laugh.
    David and I played many disc golf tournaments together. A couple I remember well includes traveling to Zebulon way back before good GPS systems were available. We got to the tournament just fine but on the way back my old school tom tom GPS got us lost and heading the wrong direction for many miles. I was quite stressed but David was driving and unconcerned with the extra time and mileage we traveled. We eventually figured it out.
    Several years later, David qualified for the USDGCs - which is the biggest disc golf tournament around. I paid money to go watch David play the first round and I always remember cracking jokes about how many rounds we played together yet here I was paying to watch him (and new arrival Simon L) at Rock Hill. He crushed it.
    Another fond memory includes playing the Asheville DG tournament and staying at the Holiday Inn the night after with his brother, Brad. I don't recall why, but we joked and laughed so hard that night that my stomach hurtthe next day. That night we all wanted something sweet so we asked David to go to the lobby and try to get some treats. David came back with a whole plate of cookies! We asked how he did it and he said he just asked the receptionist for them! We had a feeling he used his friendly personality to influence the host a bit.
    David checked in with me when I torn my ACL in 2012 and that meant a lot.
    David was a kind person and he never met a stranger. David will be missed so much. Love ya, man.

  • James Hart

    My condolences to all of David’s family and friends. I feel honored to have known how bright his light gleamed. David was the first of Brad’s brothers I met. He was certainly the comedian of the boys and always looked to crack a joke and make you laugh. The best memory I have is when Brad, Chris, David and I all went to play disc golf at Horizons Park. I think we ended up playing two rounds out there and just wasted the day doing something we all enjoyed. I’ll miss that quick nod he would give follow by “Sup”. Rest In Power David.

  • Steve Narehood

    There were only a handful of people I had as much fun throwing a round of disc golf with and even though it had been a while I'm really sad that I won't get that chance again.Rest in Peace D.Tuck and my condolences to the Tucker family.

  • Martha Simmons Kiger

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Please accept my sympathy.