Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


John Frederick Tubman Sr.

7 April , 19414 September , 2019

John Frederick Tubman, Sr., 78 formerly of Gales Ferry, CT and now Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, passed away on September 4, 2019. He was born on April 7, 1941 to Margaret Vickery and Raymond Tubman in Middleboro, MA.

John married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Joanne Burke, on May 18, 1963. Together they raised three wonderful sons, John, Jr., Christopher, and James (Jim).

Mr. Tubman joined the US Navy after high school and proudly served the US Navy for twenty-two years, retiring as a Chief Yeoman. He graduated from the University of Connecticut and worked at Sonalysts Inc. for twenty years, retiring in 2005. He was active with the Ledyard Fair for over 20 years.

Survivors include his loving wife Joanne; sons, John, Jr. and wife Lynn, Christopher, and James and wife Sharon; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Also mourning his loss are three brothers; three sisters; plus numerous others.

Mr. Tubman was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Shaw, Carlton Shaw, Sr., and Raymond Tubman.

The funeral mass will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, 11 September , 2019


John Frederick Tubman Sr.

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Janet Hinkle

12 September 2019

John was always a great guy - kind, outgoing, a good sense of humor, and a true professional. I always enjoyed working with him at Sonalysts. To his family, I am sorry for your loss.

Jerry Lentz

11 September 2019

Hello Joanna, John, Chris and Jim. I am a voice from your past but saw the announcement and took some time to remember and think about what a strong family and respected member of our community here in Ledyard you all were. Dad was a great guy and I know you will all miss the man he was in your lives.

My sincerest sympathy for your loss.

Jerry Lentz