Alvin Bernard Tuck

Published 10:26am Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alvin Bernard Tuck was born on November 28, 1964 the 4th of 5 children to Mr. Willie Frank Tuck Sr. and Mrs. Netherland Judkins Tuck.

He joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church at the age of 5, later joining Great Bethel Baptist Church at an early age as well. He later served there as the Minister of Music and as a Junior Deacon.

Alvin graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in 1983.

He attended Troy State University and received his Bachelor in Music Performance. He furthered his education and received his Masters of Music Education from Alabama State University in 1998 and his Certificate for Educational Leadership in 1993. Alvin attended UAB in Birmingham, AL and earned his Doctoral Degree (PhD) in 2012 from American Conservtory of Music in Hammond, IN where his dissertation topic was George Friedrich Handel “Messiah”. A Monumental Work.

Dr. Tuck’s love of the Arts took him on several assignments. He taught music at Loveless High School in Montgomery AL, St. Jude Elementary School, in Montgomery, AL., Selma High School, Selma, AL., and Benjamin Russell High School, Alexander City, AL.

He also taught at several schools of higher learning including: Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL., Selma University, Selma, AL., Talladega College, Talladega, AL., Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.

In addition to his work in music, Dr. Tuck served as Assistant Principal at George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery, AL.

Alvin served as Organist for Great Bethel Baptist Church here in Alexander City. He worked at Hutchinson Street Baptist Church, Montgomery, 6th Avenue Baptist Church, Birmingham, Al: First Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA: and Beulah Grove Church, Augusta, GA. He also served as a founding member of 105 Voices of History initially

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Dr. Tuck was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

His Honorary Societies include: Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Mother, Netherland, Father, Willie Frank Tuck, Sr. of Alexander City, AL. Siblings Willie Frank Tuck, Jr. (Cheryl) of Madison, Al: Albert Dwayne Tuck Beverly T. McKinney (Robert) of Alexander City, AL: and Nortasha S. Tuck of Birmingham, AL. Extended family: Minister Wilbert Willis of Washington, DC; Mrs. Deborah Mitchell of Demopolis, Al, Percy (Zenobia) Blackman of Lowndes County, AL; Dr. Walter R. Swan of NC and the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpa fraternity-Upsilon Lambda Chapter and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousions, other relatives and friends.