Richard Andrew Tucker

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ARLINGTON -- Richard Andrew Tucker, 76, passed away from this life into his eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 24, 2015, three days shy of his 77th birthday. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Richard was born May 27, 1938, to Andrew and Pearl Tucker. He was the youngest of five siblings, Virginia Davidson, Pauline McDaniel, Mary Ellen Smith and Billie Marie Zymkoski. Richard moved his family from Big Spring to Arlington in 1966 and was a member of Woods Chapel Baptist Church. He earned his teaching certificate at Texas A&M University. Richard taught building trades at South Grand Prairie High School from 1972 to 1988. He also taught cabinet building classes at North Lake College and Mountain View College for several years. Most recently Richard worked for the Small Business Administration doing disaster assistance until 2006. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Mary Ellen and Billie Marie. Survivors: His wife of 56 years, Linda Tucker; daughter, Kerre Randel and fiance, Bob Ortegel; son, Steven Tucker and wife, Theresa; son, Anthony Tucker and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Nathan Randel and wife, Liana, Brittany Rico and husband, Andrew, Kaylann Tucker and fiance, Nick Driver, Andrew Tucker, Stephanie Tucker, Andrew Farquar and Brandon Tucker and wife, Andrea; and great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Lyla, Grady, Bryson, Avery and Alexander. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Richard’s family. My grandfather, John A Tucker was Richard’s dad’s brother. We have tried to reconnect with Uncle Andy’s children for years and I am so sad that we did not get to make contact with Richard and his family. I remember Richard as a 19 yr old handsome young man when my granddad would go visit Uncle Andy on Saturday mornings and one of his kids would tag along. May we all meet up again one day in our Heavenly home. Again, I am so sad we waited so late in life to reunite with the Tucker side of our family. Freddie K Shuler

  2. I became friends with Linda when we both worked for American Airlines and through the years we have shared a lot. That’s how I became acquainted with Richard. I admired how he was able to make a piece of wood come alive in the form of a beautiful bird and that’s how I know he was a special person who appreciated all of God’s creations. Richard suffered a lot with his health problems but he no longer has to deal with that. Linda, may you have peace on earth knowing there is joy in Heaven. Our sincere condolences to you and all your wondeful family.

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