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February 10, 2023

George Richard Tucker, 85, of Temecula, CA formerly of Clifton Forge, passed away on February 10, 2023. Mr. Tucker was born on May 31, 1937, in Alleghany County a son of Benjamin Harrison and Ida Bowen Tucker. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret McDonald Tucker; five brothers, Ray Tucker, Ersel Tucker, Fraiser Tucker, Charles Tucker, and Ralph L. Tucker Sr.; four sisters, Annie Simmons, Bessie Simmons, Dorothy Martel, and Celia Wolfe. He was a pipefitter and an avid outdoorsman. 

Surviving are a son Donald Tucker of Daleville, two daughters, Lynn Harris and husband David of Temecula, CA and Debra Redman of Winter Park, FL; five grandchildren; a sister Regina Bowles of Chesapeake; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday February 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Howard McDonald. The interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

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Final Resting Place: 

Lone Star Cemetery

6102 Potts Creek Rd., Covington, VA 24426



Tribute Posted


Lisa Crawford

May 31, 2023

R.I.P. George


Tammy Trach

May 31, 2023

Uncle Richard had a raspy intriguing voice like no one else in the family; I loved hearing him talk! He had a hearty laugh and he made me laugh! He always told jokes, I liked watching him tell those jokes as much as he liked telling them. When Granddaddy died, Uncle Richard handed me $45-he said it was what Granddaddy had left in his wallet and 'he would want you to have it.' I was deeply touched by that gesture. The bond mom shared with her brother was one no other family members shared, they were the baby sister and brother! Mom told numerous stories of how they played together. But one of my favorites is when they got into Granddaddy's 'chaw'. Richard could handle it but mom got so sick she 'turned green!' I will miss my Uncle Richard.


Dale Bowles

May 31, 2023

I enjoy the story mom tells about Granddaddy needing the 'boys' to help load a huge tractor tire onto the blue '51 Chevy pickup. Ralph and Ray were helping one another but couldn't lift it high enough to get it on. Granddaddy called for Richard who, by himself, lifted the tire AND put it on the truck! He was the strongest man in the family! That's what made me want to be like Uncle Richard! Rest in peace Uncle! You deserve it!


Tammy Bowles Trach

May 31, 2023

Uncle Richard was a comedian in his own right. His jokes kept us in stitches but he was as enjoyable to watch as he told them! He was generous and helpful. His eyes twinkled when he looked at you and there was always that mischievous look when he was conjuring up a prank or joke! I will miss him dreadfully. Uncle Richard, Rest in peace with Jesus, Grandma and Granddaddy. To Debbie, Donnie and Lynn: Matt and I are so sorry for your loss!


FrankFrank Godfrey

May 31, 2023

Q: What 3 words best describe George and why?

A: He was a man I use to stay at his when I 13 all the way threw school school off and on

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