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Tucker W. McLaughlin, Jr.

September 23, 1955 — April 16, 2023

Tucker W. McLaughlin, Jr.

Mr. Tucker W. McLaughlin Jr. of Halifax, VA passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.  He was born in Halifax County on September 23, 1955 and was 67 years old. He was the son of the late Tucker W. McLaughlin Sr. and the late Sylvia O. McLaughlin. Tucker served his career at News & Record as an advertising director and sports editor. Mr. McLaughlin also served as advertising director at The Mecklenburg Sun. Tucker was beloved throughout the community, where he could almost always be found following the various sports programs throughout the county. Mr. McLaughlin was an avid fan and provided coverage for ACC and NCAA sports. Tucker was awarded the “Skeeter” Francis Award in 2022 for his coverage of ACC athletics. Along with his love of local and collegiate sports, Tucker was fond of the South Boston Speedway. Mr. McLaughlin will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends.


One Daughter

Jennifer M. Adams (Doug) of Montross, VA

One Sister

Ann McLaughlin (Martin Rinard) of Arlington, MA

Two Brothers

Bill McLaughlin (Elizabeth) of Halifax, VA

Tom McLaughlin (Eva) of South Boston, VA


Craig Chambers of Seattle, WA


Henry W. McLaughlin, III of Richmond, VA

Great Aunt

Elizabeth M. Overton of Halifax, VA

Nieces & Nephews

Caitlin Chambers (Fiancée John) of Hoboken, NJ

Adelaide Woicik (Matt) of Bellevue, WA

Wil McLaughlin of Raleigh, NC

Christopher Rinard of Cambridge, MA

Mary “Kiki” McLaughlin of Charlottesville, VA


**Preceded in death by**

His Sister

Sylvia McLaughlin Chambers of Seattle, WA


A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11 A.M. Father Tim Jones and Rev. Randy Holmes will be officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the burial in the St. John’s Episcopal fellowship hall.

For memorials, please consider the Halifax County Salvation Army or supporting a local Halifax County sports team of your choice.

The family would like to thank the following caregivers and friends for their compassionate care during Tucker’s extended illness; Wilma Cousins, Lillie Hamlett, Brandee Hancock, Jelisha Clark, Makala Morris, Pam Weston, Diane Anderson, Sharon Lane, Shaniqua Younger, Catherine Davis, Kovacs Dance, Randy Holmes, Bill Toombs, Andy Flowers, the nursing staff from Sentara Home Health, John Thompson and the staff at Halifax Medical Equipment, Stephen Anderson and Keith McDonald and the staff at Halifax Pharmacy, Dr. Michael Marvin and Pam Perkins, Dr. Charles Parker, Tracy Roller and Terri Jones at Commonwealth Home Health, and Terry Burkholder and the staff at Patient Transport.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tucker W. McLaughlin, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Johns Episcopal Church

484 Mountain Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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