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Richard Tucker, 66, Altamont died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), Altamont, with the Rev. Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, and for one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of CEFS, Altamont, or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Richard P. Tucker was born on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1950, in Altamont, to Forrest and Irene (Higgs) Tucker. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was a retired bookkeeper and was an accomplished and well-known pianist and organist in Altamont and the surrounding area.
He is survived by brothers, LeRoy Tucker of Altamont, Dennis (Karen) Tucker of Union, MO, Bruce Tucker of Altamont, Linder (Janeen) Tucker of DuQuoin, and John Tucker of Effingham; sisters, Beverly (Al) Fasol of Ft. Worth, TX, Linda (Kimble) Foor of Shelbyville, Darlene Stewart of DuQuoin, and Marlene (Ken) Ginn of Altamont; and several nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Published on July 20, 2017
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