Alvah “Al” Dalton Fuqua Jr., 79, of Sunset Beach, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.
Born on May 4, 1940 in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late Alvah Dalton Fuqua Sr. and Novvie Smith Fuqua.
Mr. Fuqua is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dianne Lambert Fuqua; two sons, Dean and Scott Fuqua; daughter, Catherine Fuqua; and three grandchildren, Julia, Carolina and Miguel.
Mr. Fuqua was known as Captain Al for his love of fishing. He also enjoyed golfing, wood working, snow skiing, writing and hiking. He served our country in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician aboard the USS Moale DD693. He received his masters of business administration from Florida Atlantic University and retired as president of The North Carolina Bankers Association. Al was a member of the Calabash Elks and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 8th Ave N. in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eternal Word Television Network, Inc., 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210; and Kidsave International, P.O. Box 39293, Los Angeles, CA 90039-0293.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.