KEWANEE – Paul Richard “Ricky” Tarver Sr., 70, of Kewanee, died at 8:03 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Pastor Alvis LaFlora officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. The funeral home will monitor capacity limits to maintain compliance with COVID regulations. The funeral home requires that all guests wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.
He was born June 14, 1950 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Gloria Dean Tarver. He married Alisa Taylor on September 5, 2020. Survivors include his wife, his two children, Paul Tarver Jr. and Teresa Gooden, five step-children; Chaize Taylor, James Taylor, Mae Lee Walton, Kia Taylor and Henry Taylor, a brother, Kevin Jones and eighteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ricky had attended schools in Indianapolis and Crossroads High School. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was extremely proud of them.
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