MCLEANSVILLE Richard Eugene Tucker, 74, of McLeansville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 27, 2018. He passed away peacefully at his home with his wife and daughters by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5120 Burlington Road, Greensboro. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Mary Parham Tucker, and his daughters, Stephanie Reneé Tucker of Greensboro and Marchelle Dawn Fleming of Kernersville. He is preceded in death by his former wife, Beverly Wilkinson Cato, as well as his parents, Mary Alice and Eugene Tucker, and both sets of grandparents, Alphia and Douglas Gaskey and Emma and Levi Tucker. Richard was born on May 24, 1944, in Concord, North Carolina to Mary Alice and Eugene Tucker. He was a 1963 graduate of Odell High School. Richard later attended Evans Business College of Concord studying business administration. He went on to study mechanical technology at Charlotte College. Richard worked with Wachovia Bank for 18 years, later joining BB&T in 1986, where he worked until his retirement in 2011. After 43 years in banking, he retired from BB&T company as a senior vice president. During that time, he enjoyed working for various civic organizations, including over ten years of participation in the NC Jaycees, serving chapters in Concord, Winston-Salem, and Burlington. He held offices in each chapter, and was very active in fundraising activities for those groups. In addition to the Jaycees, Richard worked a number of years for both the United Way and the United Arts Council, fundraising many events for both chapters. He also served two years with the Lions Club in Belton, South Carolina. Richard proudly served his country for sixteen years in the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, before resigning his commission as a major in 1993. Richard attended a number of churches throughout North Carolina, where he taught Sunday School and served on various committees. The church that he grew to love the most was Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, where he and Mary have attended for twenty-two years. During that time, he taught Sunday School, and volunteered with King's Teens Outreach Ministry. Since his retirement in 2011, Richard enjoyed serving Meals on Wheels to shut-ins, as well as volunteering at Greensboro Urban Ministry Potter's House Community Kitchen. Richard loved music, and he sang in three different church choirs over a twenty year span. In his younger years, he played drums with various bands. He also enjoyed fishing, and in his own words, "a really bad game of golf." Richard lived life serving others, and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
Tucker, Richard Eugene