Richard R. Tuggle

CLINTON — Richard R. Tuggle, 92, of Clinton,  passed away at 3:05 p.m. on October 17, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ill.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson and David Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Young at Heart

Dick was born on July 28, 1925, in Creek Township, DeWitt County, Ill., the son of Fred and Alice (Willson) Tuggle. He married Marjorie L. Massey on November 30, 1947, in DeWitt County, Ill. She passed away on July 13, 2008.

Survivors include his children, Steve (Becki) Tuggle, Clinton; Stan (Barb) Tuggle, Clinton; Stephanie (Bill) Boyd, Clinton; seven grandchildren, Chad Tuggle, Courtney Tuggle Heisel, Tricia Tuggle Cooper, Rich Tuggle, Kyle Tuggle, Kari Medler Martin, Abby Medler Floy, 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Robert Tuggle, Downers Grove, Ill. He is also survived by his special friend Betty Gaultney and their dog Sam. 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Kimberly Tuggle Cooley, Siblings, Harrold Tuggle, Mildred Riddle, Margaret Nixon and JohnTuggle.

Dick was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944–1947. He and Marjorie farmed many years before retiring and moving to town in 1980. He was president  of the Weldon Co-Op board from 1977–1985. He served on the DeWitt County Board of Review, The Clinton School Board and was a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau. He was the Secretary of the Elks Club for several years and a longtime member of the Clinton Country Club. 

Dick enjoyed traveling with the Young At Heart, especially going to plays and traveling to Branson, Mo. He loved eating out with friends and visiting for hours at a time. He always had a jigsaw puzzle in progress. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest everyday and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Even though his passing has left a deep hole in our hearts we are comforted by knowing he lived his long life to the fullest.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Decatur Memorial Hospital for their loving care during such a difficult time.

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