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Wilbur Murry Tuck / February 10, 2020

Wilbur Murry Tuck, 64, of South Boston, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 8, 1955, son of the late Walter Drewy Tuck and Ruth Murry Tuck. He was a member of Virgilina Christian Church.

Mr. Tuck is survived by his sister, Sally Bet Seate and husband Clyde of Clarksville; his nieces, Angela Cole of Troutville, Tammy Jones and husband Mike of Charlotte Courthouse.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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