We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Triad Cremation & Funeral Service
Richard Rodney Tadlock (Redneck) was born on January 14, 1976, in Winston Salem, NC to William (Bill) Tadlock and Shelby Rominger Tadlock. Richard passed away on... well, we really don't know, Richard went missing on May 9th, 2022, and his body was found on June 5th, 2022.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Ernest and Betty Tadlock and Bill and Mary Rominger, brother Willie Tadlock, step-sister Brandi Matheson and nephew Christopher Younts.
Richard is survived by his children Sydney Shaver, Christian (Tara) Tadlock, Richard Tadlock Jr., Alexis Tadlock, granddaughters Addisyn, Kaiden, Rylee, and McKynlee, his sister Kari Nelson, nephews Frankie and Chad, nieces Arzella and Angela, and his ride or die Misty Shaver Tadlock along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Richard... well let's be honest, to have known Richard then and now were two totally different people. "Redneck" as most people called him was a "jerk"... a drug addict, a really troubled guy, who lived life on the wrong side of the tracks. Drugs, crimes, and prison were Redneck. To have known Richard in the last 3 months of his life he still wasn't a saint far from it, but he was sober and getting his life together. Someone that I (Kari) was proud of. Someone that many people didn't know and sadly never will. What happened on May 9th, 2022, we may never know. What we do know is that addiction and past demons stole a life that was just starting to bloom. A life that came to a tragic end before it ever got to reach its full potential. A life that won't be remembered for the good but for the bad.
Richard loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and riding made him feel free. Richard was a very talented man who could build or fix just about anything. When Richard got his GED he scored the highest in his class.
He loved to read and write, and those who he shared his writing with were always amazed that he could write as he did. Richard was a masterpiece in his own ways.
So, as we the family are left with so many questions, we ask that you remember Richard whoever he was to you. If you ride, take a ride for him; if you read, read a book for him; if you write, write a piece for him. MOST IMPORTANTLY if you are an addict or suffer from mental illness like Redneck did we ask that you seek help.
Richard ride forever and let daddy lead the way on Heaven's street of gold.
Life is short Love last forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 24th, 2022, at 4 pm at shelter 3 at Fourth of July Park in Kernersville, NC.