Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Memory Hill Gardens

2200 Skyland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, AL


Anders Franklin (Buddy) LaFoy

February 5, 1939November 13, 2019

TUSCALOOSA - Buddy LaFoy, age 80, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at home surrounded by family and now resides in his heavenly home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A service to celebrate his life will be Tuesday November 19, 2019, officiated by Rev. Jim Headley and Rev, David Mills at Memory Chapel. Visitation will be at 12 noon. Service will follow at 1 p.m. with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. He was preceded in death by his parents, John LaFoy and Grace LaFoy; mother and father-in-law, James W. and Enola Wright; and brothers-in-law, Douglas Wright, Charles Wright and Robert Foreman. Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Gloria Wright LaFoy of Tuscaloosa; son, Barry Michael LaFoy of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Vickie LaFoy Guin of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Stephanie Lauren Marquis of Northport; three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Riley and Natalie; brother, W.J. LaFoy and sisters-in-law, Doris Kay LaFoy and Virginia Kay Nichols; and numerous nieces and nephews. With great dignity he fought his battle with cancer. He was admired by many for his honesty, dependability, wisdom, and his compassion for others. He was called "the widow's helper" because he was always available when they needed help. All those who knew him well referred to him as the “project man” because of his masterful ability to build, fix and repair any and everything. He was a perfectionist at everything he did. Many will miss his masterful ability and wise counsel. His children always depended on his wisdom and looked at their father with the highest esteem. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the people who ministered to our husband, father, grandfather and brother in his final days before he left us to joyfully be reunited with loved ones in heaven and to see Jesus, the lover of his soul. We also thank Dr. Jimmy Robinson, Dr. Fred Graham, Dr. Rodney Marshall, Dr. Keith DeBell, and Dr. Donnie Smith who took such good care of his health needs. Pallbearers will be George Bailey, Tim Nix, Jim Bennett, Randy Lindsey, Johnny Cunningham and Gerry Clarke. Honorary pallbearers will be former members of Temple Baptist Church, members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, former members of The Tuscaloosa News, W.J. and Doris Kay LaFoy, Jim and Connie Bennett, Butch and Judi Valentine, Jim and Anita Headley, David and Noel Mills, Johnny and Alice Cunningham, George and Susan Bailey, Gerry and Sandy Clarke, Johnny and Connie Cannon, Rodney and Marjorie Moore, Dick and Debra Holley, Todd Foreman, Bobby and Nancy Foreman, Art Foreman, Phyllis Todd, friends and neighbors of Weatherby Drive and the employees of Amedisys Hospice, especially his nurse, Allison Townsend In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Building Fund; 912 31st Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.


  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Anders Franklin (Buddy) LaFoy

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Butch and Judi Valentine

November 19, 2019

Buddy was a generous and compassionate man to those in need. At one point in our lives we were on the receiving end of that kindness. He was never boastful about the things he did for other people. He did not seek to be praised. We are thankful to have known Buddy. The friendship of his sweet wife I count as one of God's sweetest blessings in my life. Praying for you, Gloria, and all the family. Love Butch and Judi Valentine.