Richard Douglas Tighe

Tighe

Richard Douglas Tighe, 70, of Waco, has been called home to his Lord. He passed peacefully in his home at 2:00 p.m. Friday August 18, 2017 surrounded by love after a sudden and brief battle with cancer.

Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 20th at Bosqueville Baptist Church.

Rick was born to Leo Urban and Mary Francis Tighe on Dec 26, 1946 in Muncie, IN and was soon moved to El Paso where was raised. He married his High School sweetheart Candace Hervey on December 2nd, 1966 in El Paso. Together, for more than 50 years they have been the back bone of a large immediate and extended family that stretches to both coasts.

Beginning in 1968 with PSA Airlines in San Diego, Rick worked his entire career in the Aviation Maintenance industry, finally retiring from AAR in Oklahoma City in 2009.

Richard loved working and building things on his property, listening to and playing music, and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered by all who knew him for his beautiful singing voice while playing his guitar surrounded by loved ones and strangers alike; he was an amazing entertainer and loved to entertain. He and Candy created a home that was always welcoming, full of love and music. Rick Tighe loved the Lord, his church, and his life group.

Rick was preceded in Heaven by his Parents Leo and Mary Tighe; In-Laws, Malcolm and Virginia Miller; his brother, Rodger Allen Tighe; his best friend and brother in law, Frank Brennan; brother in law, Gary Moltane; and three nephews and a niece.

He is survived by his loving wife, Candace Hervey Tighe; his four children, Shawn Richard Tighe, Kimberley Rashawn McNamara, Jacob Taylor Tighe, and Lucas James Tighe along with granddaughter Kendall Ann Tighe; other surviving grandchildren, Paige & Tony Marino, Alyx Tighe, Bryan & Joni McNamara, Kyle McNamara, Caleb McNamara, Grace McNamara, Mercedes Baker, Andrew Baker, Jacob Tighe, Jr., and Elijah Douglas Tighe; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by several sister and brothers in-law; his brother, countless nephews and nieces; and a large extended family reaching far and wide.

Richard Douglas Tighe was a man who lived a full life and was loved by many. Though we will all miss him dearly, we know he is happy to be home with his Lord Jesus Christ.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Bosqueville Baptist Church , 7465 Rock Creek Rd.; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Sending my love and prayers!

  2. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

  3. Candi…sorry for your loss praying for you and family..dottie

  4. Cindy and Bill Raines

    How we loved Rick Tighe! We’ve told many how he would loan us his flatbed trailer whenever we asked. Now we do the same following his generous example. Praying comfort and love to each of his family.

  5. Gary & Kasey Wicks

    May The Lord grant you peace and comfort, Tighe Family. We are deeply sorry for your loss, but know you have a great support network.

    With sympathy and condolences,
    Gary & Kasey Wicks

  6. Gary & Madeline Adams

    Candy, Kim and all the family, we are greatly saddened to see this. You are all in our prayers for Gods peace and grace to surround and uphold you. Knowing what a Godly christian man Rick was is peace in itself. We know he is in the hands of an Almighty God through his faith in Jesus. God Bless you all.

  7. My love to the hole Family love you Rick we shall meet again some day soon love you

  8. Candy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Praying comfort and peace over you.
    love, Donna

  9. So sorry for your loss, Candy. You will be in my prayers.

  10. Kari Osgood Jobe

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Sharon Galvas and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Candy. Rick was a great guy and will be missed by many. We love you and your family.
    The Galvas family

  12. Rodney and Lesa Bush

    Sending Prayers for you and your family. God Bless you all.

  13. Shane and LaJuana Shilling

    Thinking and praying for you Candy and all the kids. Love you all, hugs.

  14. Loretta Ratliff

    So very sorry for the loss of your love one…may God Bless your family.
    From a friend of Mark & Shara
    Loretta,

  15. Candace, I’m praying prayers of peace & comfort for you & family.

  16. Lee and Marilyn Wilson

    Rick was a wonderful man with a loving heart. We are so sorry to hear of his sudden passing and will be praying for your family.

  17. CANDY….
    I KNOW YOUR LOVE WAS TRUE; AND WHAT AN AWESOME PERSONALITY RICK ALWAYS SHARED WITH
    ALL OF US FRIENDS AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. HE MAY BE WITH GOD BECAUSE HE NEEDED
    ANOTHER GUITARIST TO PLAY WITH THE ANGELS! ;0) I’M TYPING THIS WITH TEARS IN MY EYES..AND
    YET FEEL HAPPY THAT YOU AND RICK HAVE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL LIFE TOGETHER. YOUR FAITH WILL
    GET YOU THROUGH THIS. I MEANT IT WHEN I SAID YOU WERE THE MOST DEVOUT CHRISTIAN I KNOW AND LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SO MUCH BFF! BETTY, BILL ,HEATHER & FAMILY

  18. Jesse, Blanche and Glen Moon

    so sorry for your loss.

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