Carl Richard Tucker
August 24, 1956 -
October 2, 2023

Visitation

October 7, 2023
11am to 2pm

Service 

October 7, 2023
2pm

Interment

Obituary

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.

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16 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    I remember Richard well. I am sorry for the families loss.

    Reply
  2. Helen Perry

    love yall good friend richard and kt. our thoughts are with you

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  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Debbie so sorry to hear about your loss of Richard. I know he had a hard battle with his sickness. I would ask about you all when I would eat with your mothr at Senior Citizens. I know you were very good to him. I will not be able to attend the service as I do not get out any more. You will be in my Prayers. Joyce.

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  4. Lisa Gibson

    So sorry to hear that Richard has passed. i know that he had serious health challenges the past couple of years. We grew up together–the Tucker boys and the Gibson girls. Praying for comfort for Miss Brice, Debbie, Kerry, Steve and his dear children and grandchildren.

    Reply
  5. Denny Anita

    I am so sorry to see this. Richard was a sweet guy in high school and I have fond memories of him. My deepest sympathies to Debbie and his family.

    Reply
  6. Karen Gilliam

    Sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you now and in the coming days.

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  7. Cinfy Langford

    Loved this family! Richard and his family went to church with us at the Cumberland Presbyterian church- our parents were good friends- we spent many afternoons on Sunday going to their farm snd riding ponies bareback snd going off that big hill on our bicycles and swinging on grapevines and making homemade ice cream- praying for God’s comfort for Debbie and mrs Brice and family

    Reply
  8. Ronnie Kimbrough

    Sending prayers and sincere condolences to the family!

    Reply
  9. Curt Washburn

    Our family extends our sympathies and condolences to all of you. Richard was definitely one of the good guys!

    Reply
  10. Kim Baker

    So sorry to hear about Richard. Praying for comfort and peace for the family

    Reply
  11. Glinda stahl

    So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  12. Brenda Burns

    I am so sorry to hear of Richard passing .A family member and a co worker.He was good at what he did.Loved his job and life.May God wrap his arms around each of you during this most difficult time.
    Brenda (ER Burns) and Joe .Mattie Mae Barnes Sawyer
    Joseph and Stephanie Burns
    Edwin Taylor and family

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  13. Judy Stafford

    I’m so sorry to hear about Richard. He has been friends with my boys for many years. Brice his mom came to our beauty salon many years she has been a dear friend many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

    Reply
  14. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Prayers for comfort and strength for the family.

    Reply
  15. Linda F. Williams

    Richard was always the life of the party and loved by everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I will be out of town on Saturday and unable to attend the funeral but please know I will be thinking of you. My love to all.

    Reply
  16. Roger Laster

    So sorry for your loss
    My love is with family

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. James A. Bonner

    I remember Richard well. I am sorry for the families loss.

    Reply
  2. Helen Perry

    love yall good friend richard and kt. our thoughts are with you

    Reply
  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Debbie so sorry to hear about your loss of Richard. I know he had a hard battle with his sickness. I would ask about you all when I would eat with your mothr at Senior Citizens. I know you were very good to him. I will not be able to attend the service as I do not get out any more. You will be in my Prayers. Joyce.

    Reply
  4. Lisa Gibson

    So sorry to hear that Richard has passed. i know that he had serious health challenges the past couple of years. We grew up together–the Tucker boys and the Gibson girls. Praying for comfort for Miss Brice, Debbie, Kerry, Steve and his dear children and grandchildren.

    Reply
  5. Denny Anita

    I am so sorry to see this. Richard was a sweet guy in high school and I have fond memories of him. My deepest sympathies to Debbie and his family.

    Reply
  6. Karen Gilliam

    Sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you now and in the coming days.

    Reply
  7. Cinfy Langford

    Loved this family! Richard and his family went to church with us at the Cumberland Presbyterian church- our parents were good friends- we spent many afternoons on Sunday going to their farm snd riding ponies bareback snd going off that big hill on our bicycles and swinging on grapevines and making homemade ice cream- praying for God’s comfort for Debbie and mrs Brice and family

    Reply
  8. Ronnie Kimbrough

    Sending prayers and sincere condolences to the family!

    Reply
  9. Curt Washburn

    Our family extends our sympathies and condolences to all of you. Richard was definitely one of the good guys!

    Reply
  10. Kim Baker

    So sorry to hear about Richard. Praying for comfort and peace for the family

    Reply
  11. Glinda stahl

    So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  12. Brenda Burns

    I am so sorry to hear of Richard passing .A family member and a co worker.He was good at what he did.Loved his job and life.May God wrap his arms around each of you during this most difficult time.
    Brenda (ER Burns) and Joe .Mattie Mae Barnes Sawyer
    Joseph and Stephanie Burns
    Edwin Taylor and family

    Reply
  13. Judy Stafford

    I’m so sorry to hear about Richard. He has been friends with my boys for many years. Brice his mom came to our beauty salon many years she has been a dear friend many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

    Reply
  14. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Prayers for comfort and strength for the family.

    Reply
  15. Linda F. Williams

    Richard was always the life of the party and loved by everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I will be out of town on Saturday and unable to attend the funeral but please know I will be thinking of you. My love to all.

    Reply
  16. Roger Laster

    So sorry for your loss
    My love is with family

    Reply

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