Norborne Tucker Poarch Jr.

Published 7:22 pm Monday, November 18, 2019

Norborne Tucker “N.T.” Poarch Jr. went to be with his Lord on Nov. 15, 2019. He was the son of the late Alma Louise Bowen and Norborne Tucker Poarch, Sr. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Margaret W. Poarch, sister Frances P. Langston Holland, granddaughter Judith Peters and son-in-law Donald Peters.

N.T. was a Suffolk High School graduate, class of 1943. He served in the Army during World War II and retired from the United States Post Office as Postmaster in Chuckatuck. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children N. Tucker Poach III of Winterville N.C., Judy Poarch Peters of Greenville, N.C. and William “Billy” Poarch of Richmond; granddaughter Bethany Dale Poarch; sisters-in-law Elsie Hayes, Louise Benton, Ann Wheeler, and Audrey Robertson and numerous nieces and nephews.

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A memorial service will be conducted in the Portsmouth room at Lake Prince Woods by the Rev. Thurman R. Hayes Jr. and the Rev. Gary Newsome at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. A graveside service will follow at noon at Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N. Main Street, Suffolk. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The family would like to thank Medi Hospice and the loving staff and friends of Lake Prince Woods. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ACTS, a non-profit keeping people stably housed, where his son Billy serves as CEO. By check: 1518 Willow Lawn Drive Suite 301, Richmond, VA 23230 or online at Condolences may be made at