Memorial service for Carl Richard Tucker, age 67, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Shaneyfelt officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 2 PM on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home.
Richard was born on August 24, 1956, in Lincoln County, TN, to Brice Smith Tucker, and the late James Marolyn Tucker. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Officer Tucker served on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Fayetteville Police Department in many roles, including the Narcotics Team, K9 Deputy, Detective, Lincoln County Courthouse Guard, and retired as a Patrolman in 2018 from the City of Fayetteville. Mr. Tucker also worked as a heavy equipment operator with RL Kent and EW Lewter contractors. Richard, known as “Papa” loved spending time with his grandchildren fishing, going to Tims Ford Lake, and boating. Mr. Tucker passed away on October 2, 2023, at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville, surrounded by his loving family.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 45 years, Debbie Corder Tucker; daughters, Teresa (Matt) Darden, and Jaime (Allison) Tucker; grandchildren, Tucker (Courtney) Darden, Maddy (Brandon) Dial, Emma Darden (fiancé, Nynin Dietrick), Logan Keeton (fiancé, Erica Parrish), and Lorren Thomason; brothers, Kerry (Tracy) Tucker, and Steve (Carol) Tucker; nephews, Jordan Tucker, Dylan Tucker, and Jesse Tucker; mother-in-law, Betty Hunter; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to his father, Richard was preceded in death by his niece, Ashleigh Tucker; and father-in-law, Charles Thomas Corder.
Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville TN Police Foundation, P.O. Box 214 Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Carl Richard Tucker.