photo: Dexter Tucker, Norris Tucker, Chris Tucker via Facebook

Photo: Dexter Tucker, Norris Tucker, Chris Tucker via Facebook

Norris Tucker Sr., the father of Chris Tucker, died on Jan. 14 at his home in Lithonia, Georgia. According to a Facebook post by Dexter Tucker (Chris’ brother), Norris Tucker was found unresponsive in his bed.

“He was more than my father, he was my best friend! He was a father to all my friends. He was my rock! Known all over as ‘Papa Tuck,’ he was the man! I found him in his bed peacefully yesterday, give to be with the Lord,” Dexter Tucker wrote in a Facebook post dedicated to his father.

Chris Tucker often revealed stories about his father during his stand-up comedy routines. The comedian would use humor to describe his father as a no-nonsense type of man who was strict when it came to discipline.

Norris Tucker was a business owner who ran a janitorial service and also played a key role in Chris Tucker’s Comedy Cafe restaurant that existed in Atlanta during the late ‘90s.

Funeral arrangements for Norris Tucker will be announced by Tri-Cities Funeral Home in Lithonia, Georgia.


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