Thursday, August 22, 2013 — Richard Lane Tucker, age 77, of Oakboro, N.C., died at 5 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, in his home.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Oakboro, N.C. Dr. Wayne Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by the Stanly County DAV Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Born July 1, 1936, in Stanly County, N.C., he was the son of the late Hubert C. Tucker and Vina Hamilton Tucker.
He was a retired Correction Officer with the State of North Carolina and also retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Sergeant 1st Class.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Oakboro, N.C. He was very active with the Boy Scouts in Stanly County. He was a former swimming instructor and enjoyed leather work, woodworking and promoting charitable causes.
Survivors include one son, David R. Tucker of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Donna Tucker Fronek and husband Peter of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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