Obituary: Richard L. Tucker, 84, of Hannibal

Richard Tucker
Posted: Dec. 21, 2018 4:55 pm

Richard L. Tucker, 84, of Hannibal, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

A Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Victor Keefe will officiate.  

Friends and family are invited to Richard's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Richard was born June 13, 1934, in Beardstown, Ill., to John F. and Beatrice Jaggers Tucker.

He was married to Delores Hendrickson on June 29, 1972, in Greenview, Ill. She survives.

Other survivors include four children, Richard Bradley Tucker (Beverly) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eric Dean Tucker of Lake Hannibal, David R. Tucker of Philadelphia and Sherry A. Wood (Paul) of Hannibal; two stepchildren, Mark A Burton (Marlene) of Green Bay, Wis., and Mona Fogle (Jerry) of Carlock, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Rosalie Wessel; and her husband, Paul.

Richard retired from The Oscar Meyer Company, where he was a meat cutter for many years. Previously, Richard had also worked at the family automobile dealership, Tucker's Buick and Oldsmobile in Beardstown, Ill., where he worked with his father and later owned and operated the business himself.

A hard worker, Richard enjoyed working on the farm where he cared for the family's many animals, including horses, goats and chickens. Richard set many a fence post and loved to spend time with the animals he loved, especially his pet Chihuahua dog, "Taco". A talented craftsman, Richard made wind chimes and also constructed picnic tables for the City of Beardstown for the city parks. Richard enjoyed fishing and spending time at the family cabin at Cumberland Lake in Wisconsin. Christmas was Richard's favorite season and reminded his family of this throughout the year! Old westerns, country music and reading the manual for a new truck cover to cover were a few of Richard's favorite things to enjoy.

Most of all Richard cherished his family and always looked forward to the times that they shared.

Richard was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Agri-Med Veterinary Clinic in Palmyra.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at


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