Roy Thomas's Story
Roy Thomas Tucker III, 43, of Putnam Station, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at his residence.
Born July 15, 1974, in Middlebury, Vt., to Roy Thomas Tucker Jr. and Alice (Chickie Blood) Tucker.
Tommy is survived by his mother, Alice (Chickie) Tucker; his brothers, Daniel (Suzanne) Tucker and Joseph Tucker; and his sister Brette Tucker. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Tyler, Alyssa, Gavin, Anthony and Selah; his stepmother, Shari Rowinski of Bristol, Vt.; his great-aunts, Belva Blood of Ticonderoga and Pauline Ezzo of Ohio; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Roy Thomas Tucker Jr., on July 9, 2016.
Tommy attended Ticonderoga High School, Class of 1992, where he played football, beginning in modified and playing up through his high school graduation. Following graduation from high school he attended Hartwick College, playing football while there.
He then enlisted in the Marines, wishing to serve his country. He was in the Marines from 1994 to 2001, becoming a Marine Security guard. While in Service he met and made many great and lasting friendships.
After leaving the Marine Corp, Tommy began working Private Security. Tommy traveled all over the world while employed in private security - Cuba, Japan, Australia, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Afghanistan, Kenya, Eritrea, Germany, India, Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Thailand, Belgium, New Zealand, Maldives, Netherlands and Portugal. He was able to see all the sites and things that were on his bucket list. He met many people and was touched by so many and an inspiration to so many.
Tommy was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroendocrine cancer in January 2014. Throughout his fight with his "affliction" (as he called it) he was an inspiration to not only his family but to many people he met and talked with while never losing his positive outlook, his zest for life and continued to workout and stay in shape. Tommy was the essence of health and fitness. Tommy thrived on inspiring and leading people through his passion of fitness.
As Tommy always said "Be Your Own Hero," and he was...
Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pastor, will officiate. Military Honors will take place, following the Mass.
There will be a reception at the Putnam Fire Station, following the Services.
The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com
Published on December 20, 2017