OBITUARY: Richard Serbin


Richard Serbin passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, he was 77 years old.

Richard Serbin was born in Gary, Indiana to Rose Gottschling and Joseph Serbin.

He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. In civilian life, Mr. Serbin was in law enforcement for 27 years, retiring as Captain in 1997. During his tenure, Mr. Serbin was involved in and credited for many arrests, most notably receiving a federal commendation from the U.S. Marshals for the capture of a dangerous federal fugitive in 1990.

He enjoyed golf, Notre Dame football, and cigars. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Mr. Serbin is survived by his wife Debbie Serbin; children: Jeff (Ashley) Serbin, Joel (Susan) Serbin, Lindsay Serbin, Alex (Mandy) Rogers, Andy (Rachel) Rogers, and Velvet (Michael) Vance; siblings: Donna (Mark) Hanchar, Tom (Cheri) Serbin, and Carole Sue (Mary) Carlson; and many beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Rose and Joe Serbin and sister JoEllen Mills.

The Memorial Service is 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Faith Lutheran (1655 West Main St) Lebanon TN. The family will be receiving friends at the church on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service at 3 p.m.

Please make Memorial Donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and/or Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA Chapter #1004, PO Box 128, Lebanon TN 37088-0128, 615.289.5572).

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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