Mr. Willie Frank Tuck, Sr. was born November 6, 1935, in Alexander City, Alabama to the late Mr. Albert Tuck and the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ransaw. He was united in holy matrimony to Netherland Judkins of Alexander City. AL.
Willie Frank was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Alvin Bernard Tuck, and daughter, Nortasha Tuck-Owens. Three sisters: Ms. Frozine Roy, Ms. Mary Louis Martin, and Ms. Lucy Mae Drake; Two brothers: Rev. James Tuck and Mr. Jerry Ransaw.
Willie Frank confessed Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was ordained as a Deacon. In his later years he attended the Bread of Life, Apostolic Church of Promise.
God thankfully broke the mold after Willie Frank (aka Bay-Roaster) was born. Being born during the depression shaped Bay’s formative years and resulted in a lifetime of frugality, hoarding, and saving every dime--even the first one he ever made. To say he was frugal was indeed an understatement. He simply did not believe in wasting money. In the words of Willie Frank, “ya’ll still owe me money and when are you going to pay me.”
As a true lover of flowers and plants, he could grow anything just by simply breaking a small piece of any flower and rooting it in a pot. He also enjoyed carving walking canes. He would carve his canes while laughing and joking with everyone. He never met a stranger. To know him was to love him.
Willie Frank was so proud of his family, he adored his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Any stories about his grandchildren or great grandchildren generated long conversations with great joy and laughter. He would talk about them to no end!
He leaves to cherish loving memories his wife: Netherland Tuck, three sons: Jerry Maxwell of Alexander City, Alabama, Willie Frank Tuck, Jr (Cheryl) of Madison, Alabama and Albert Tuck of Alexander City, Alabama. One daughter: Beverly McKinney (Robert) of Alexander City, Alabama. Two brothers: Kenny (Cheryl) Ransaw of Montgomery, Alabama and Charles Ransaw of Alexander City, Alabama. One sister: Ms. Bobbie Jean Gamble of Alexander City, Alabama. Two sisters-n-law: Ms. Ada Ransaw of Alexander City, Alabama and Ms. Annie Tuck of Newnan, Georgia. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.