Rev. Robert Douglas "R.D." Mize

  • Born: November 21, 1921
  • Died: July 11, 2019
  • Location: Central City, Kentucky

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330
Tel. 270.754.1551

Tribute & Message From The Family

CENTRAL CITY - Reverend Robert Douglas "R.D." Mize, 97, of Central City, went home unexpectedly to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born November 21, 1921, in Trigg County, Kentucky. He surrendered to preach at the age of 19. In his 78 years of ministry, he pastored several churches in Todd, McLean, Trigg, and Muhlenberg County. He was of the Baptist faith and a faithful member of Mercer Baptist Church.

On November 26, 1942, he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Venerable. They were married for 71 years before her passing in December 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and his daughter-in-law, Regina "Judy" Mize.

He is survived by two sons, Ronnie of Central City, and Gary (Charlene) of Arden, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jason Mize of North Carolina, Carol (Bruce) McIntosh of Washington, Tanya (D.D.) Sparks of Central City, and Crystal (Doug) Bush of Bremen; three great-grandchildren, Raley Chadwick of Central City, and Andrew and Connor McIntosh of Washington; one sister, Lucille Major of Trigg County; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Visitation will be Sunday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rev Mize was a sweet caring man. He had a jail ministry. Hed come faithfully to the Muhlenberg County Jail every weekend to minister to us inmates. I finally gave my life to the LORD on March 22 1988 right there in jail! I wanted what Bro Mize had...and i got it! We will meet again some glorious day! God blees his family and friends...

Posted by Johnny Ford - Owensboro, KY - Friend   April 01, 2020

Bro Mize was my Sunday School teacher at Cedar Grove and a great and respected man. He preached for us a lot and always told it like it is. I really enjoyed talking with him and we had several good talks and enjoyed each others company. Even though he retired from pastoring, he never retired from preaching God's word. He stayed actively preaching well up into the nineties in age as a lot of people know. He was in demand. We loved him and hated to hear of his death but he is now reunited with Mrs. Mize, other relatives and friends and can spend eternity talking with people which he really love doing. Our prayers are with his family and I know he will be missed but you will see him again some day.

Bennie and Sandy Laster

Mt Washington, KY

Posted by Bennie Laster - Mt Washington, KY - Friend   July 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed getting to know Mr. Mize while he was at Diversicare. We would have the best time when he was in physical therapy. He always had a big smile on his face and he loved to joke and laugh with all of the rehab staff. I will sure miss seeing him sitting in front of the window in his room reading his Bible, and all the big goodbye waves he would give me from his window as I left work for the day. Prayers for strength and comfort for all his family.

Posted by Shannon Grundy - Greenville, KY - Acquaintance   July 13, 2019

I am deeply sadden by the passing of Mr. Mize. I got to know and love him while he was living at Diversicare. It was a pleasure taking care of him. I will always remember his sweet smile and laugh.

Posted by angela hawkins - greenville, KY - Friend   July 12, 2019