CALVIN”TUCK” FLEMINGS, JR., affectionately known as, “Tuck” and “Junie Boy”, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Calvin was born to the late Calvin R. Fleming, Sr. and Mary Lily Belfield Fleming on May 6, 1947, in Halifax County, North Carolina.
Calvin’s spiritual journey began during his early life when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized, and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Hodgestown in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Tuck’s formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System, and he graduated from the former John Armstrong Chaloner High School in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, with the class of 1966. He then entered the United States Army and was proud to serve his country in the Airborne Division from 1967 – 1970. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 5 and was awarded many distinctive medals including, the National Defense Service, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign W/Dev 60, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation. After his military duty, he moved to Washington, DC, and became employed as a Barber.
Tuck met and was united in marriage to the former Judy Anne Leake of Rappahanock, Virginia, who preceded him in death. They had relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he worked in the construction industry before moving back home to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Tuck enjoyed his time back home listening to jazz, refinishing furniture, gardening, cooking, and socializing with the guys until his health declined. He then moved to Jamestown, North Carolina, and transitioned to nursing facilities for his special care.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his loving grandparents who reared him, Fredrick and Mittie Fleming, and Lillie and Swanson Brewer.
Tuck is lovingly survived by his sister, Lora Dean Fleming of Jamestown, NC; a host of first cousins who are as close as sisters and brothers; his elder family members, Dora Jones Garner and Garnsey Jones; his special boyhood friend, Carlton McPhail; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 250 Webb Hill Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Rev. Danny B. Jones will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the London Baptist Church Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids, NC. A viewing will be held at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.