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Clemson’s oldest known alumnus buried today, class of ‘36

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 5:21 PM
 

Today I attended the funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Al H Stuckey who at 103 years old, was the oldest known Clemson Alum alive. He graduated in 1936 and thereafter joined the Army and served in the Pacific theatre in WWII and later Korea. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before settling in Hickory, NC to become High School teacher in the 1960s. He was a lifelong die hard Clemson fan.
Attached pic, you will see him at a function we went to by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in which Coach Swinney personally thanked Al and recognized him as the oldest Alum. Dabo was amazed quite simply. Dabo pondered in fact that as a military college in the 1930s all students were required to have rifles and now that would get you in trouble. Dabo gave him signed football, helmet and many other Clemson paraphernalia. It was a great gesture toward a man who at over 100 had seen it all when it came to Clemson University. Al in fact donated to the Alimni fund for over 80 years!
And today at funeral, there was a Clemson memorial, a wreath sent by University and to top it off, Tiger Rag playing inside church at end service!
Here’s to Colonel Al Stuckey! A true Clemson man through and through! Go Tigers!

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R.I.P. Al Stuckey!!! Fly home!

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 5:25 PM
 

God bless the family & friends of Lt. Colonel Al Stuckey, a true Clemson Gentleman!!!

Go Tigers!


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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 5:31 PM
 

RIP Lt.Col. Stuckey. May god bless you and your family.

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: Dec 29, 2018, 5:20 AM
 


RIP Lt.Col. Stuckey. May god bless you and your family.

Thanks for sharing!


This is Stephanie Stuckey Chenault, Al’s daughter. Thank you for your condolences! I am a very lucky lady to have been his daughter! He was such an amazing man and was loved by all that knew him! He was the longest living Alumni to give to Clemson which equaled 83 years. He was totally devoted to his Clemson Tigers! Today is the Cotton Bowl here in Dallas and he will be cheering from heaven for his beloved Tiger’s! As he always did say Goooo Tiger’s!!!


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Posted: Dec 29, 2018, 5:37 AM
 

Thanks for the thank you letter a while back. I sent your ad some chocolate for his birthday a few year back. Hopefully he ate them and enjoyed them. Anyway, thanks again for the thank you letter back then. It made my day when I got it.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 5:33 PM
 

Wow what a life. RIP and Thank you for your service sir

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 5:57 PM
 

Thanks for sharing!

Rest In Peace LTC Stuckey.

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In Heaven ......

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 6:13 PM
 

I am sure the colonel is saying. Next Clemson man up !!!! God Bless you for your service to God, Family, Nation and University.


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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 6:17 PM
 

I am going to have to look him up, that is area where my great-grand father came from .. and he was a Stuckey also

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 6:30 PM
 




I attended

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 6:48 PM
 

Col Stuckys 100th birthday party in Hickory at the rest home and it was a gala event for sure. I encouraged my fellow tigernetters to send him a greeting and many of you were kind enough to do that. And for that I thank you.
At his party Col. Stuckey led a Clem. Cheer and that was worth the price of admission. Wonderful gentleman. A Clemson man needs no introduction and that certainly was the case with this fine gentleman. I hope that we can continue to produce Colonel Stuckeys at Tigertown. The world will certainly be better. RIP Clemson Gentleman.


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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 6:53 PM
 

Does that leave Prof. Ben Skardon as the oldest alumni?


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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 8:16 PM
 

That’s fantastic! We lost a loyal Tiger this past week for certain.

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LTC Al Stuckey , all those Clemson Men before you

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 8:41 PM
 

greet you heartily at Heaven's Door


A Crisp Military SALUTE to Clemson Alumnus Lt Col AL Stuckey!

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 9:18 PM
 

R.I.P. & Go TiGERs.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 9:39 PM
 

God rest his soul. What a life well lived! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2018, 11:27 PM
 

Prayers for his family. I can’t imagone the amount of knowledge someone could have learned from him.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018, 6:18 AM
 

I wonder if Clemson has a official historian that is funded to search out and interview alumnus such as Colonel Stuckey?

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Posted: Nov 6, 2018, 11:41 AM
 

RIP Sir and thank you for all you did for our country and our university.

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possibly the only person who could have called Ben Skardon


Posted: Nov 6, 2018, 11:44 AM
 

a young 'un, and done it with a straight face!


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Posted: Nov 6, 2018, 11:47 AM
 

That’s incredible.

Thank you for your service and rest easy sir.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2018, 5:31 AM
 

I sent him some candy for his birthday a few years back. His daughter wrote me a nice letter back. It was cool. RIP

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Posted: Dec 29, 2018, 9:07 AM
 

Glad you replied to this as I had somehow missed this post back in Nov. Buddy of mine's grandfather is 97 so I am guessing he was class of 42. He served under Patton in WWII. He too is in failing health but I know he will be watching our Tigers play tonight!

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