Richard E. Tucker, age 75, of Carrollton, Ohio died Wednesday evening, January 5, 2022 in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a brief illness.
He was born February 17, 1946 in Winchester, Massachusetts and was the son of the late Carle Richard and Marilyn Frances Greel Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Mays, a great-granddaughter Hallie Rose Tucker, two brothers Francis Tucker and William Tucker, and two sisters, Donna Ickler and Susan Wagner.
Richard was a self-employed long-haul truck driver for many years who owned and operated the former "Black Dawg Express" trucking company. He finished his trucking career as a local driver for Slesnick's Paper Recycling Company out of Canton, Ohio. He was behind the wheel of a truck since 1979. He was a member of the former New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church. A dedicated outdoorsman, he loved to go hunting and fishing. He was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley and enjoyed watching western movies on television. He was blessed with the perfect occupation because he loved to travel. Closer to home, he loved the company of his family and the joy of being surrounded by his grandchildren. One of his favorite activities was gathering with his grandchildren every other Friday night in his home to watch WWE wrestling together.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly K. Merryman Tucker, whom he married June 4, 1978, his four children Richard Earl (Sheri) Tucker of Carrollton, Mark (Sandra) Tucker, Sr. of Malvern, OH, Amanda Tucker of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Marilyn Miller (Fiancee David Newbold) of Carrollton, 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, six siblings Linda Jones of Minerva, OH, Thomas (Rita) Tucker of Lakeworth, Florida, Dorothy "Dottie" Piper of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Nancy Elizabeth Tucker of Palmetto, Florida, Steven (Dora) Tucker of Chester, South Carolina, and David (Jean) Tucker of Hopedale, OH.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Randy Reed officiating. Interment will follow in the Baxter's Ridge Cemetery, in Harrison Township, Carroll County. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to services on Saturday in the funeral home. The family has requested that all attendees observe COVID protocols and please wear a mask. Contributions in Richard's memory may be made to The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box #100, Dept. #142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
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