OBITUARY

William A. (Tonto) Tucker

January 16, 1941November 16, 2020

William A. Tucker (Tonto) age 79 of Northport died November 16, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama. Service will be Friday at 11am at Carroll’s Creek Baptist Church with Brother Alan Roggli and Brother Don Springer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at 10 am at the Church. Masks and social distancing required.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, his parents, sisters and stepsons.

Survivors include his son Barry (Debbie) Tucker, stepdaughters Saonda Hill and Tammy Talley, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Bill was a retired lieutenant from the Tuscaloosa Fire Department. Most of his 26 years of service was at station 1 and later station 4. He loved his job and his firefighter family. He once said he loved his job because he was always around people and was able to help care for them and their needs. He continued to attend retirement breakfasts monthly as much as possible. His fireman friends nicknamed him Tonto because he had Indian blood. He served as the president and vice president of the local union and advocated for their rights at Montgomery.

Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was always willing to jump in and help his family and friends whenever there was a need. He was known by all his grandchildren as Poppy and he loved playing pranks on them. We can hear him laughing as he did it. He had a gentle kind spirit that loved the Lord. He was a member of Carroll’s Creek Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be cherished loved ones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue and retires, Hospice of West Alabama, DCH Nurses and Dr Katona.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, November 20, 2020

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  • Interment

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Tim & Frazier

November 18, 2020

Barry, We are sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our prayers during this time! Praying for Gods Peace and Comfort thru the days ahead!

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