In Memory

Bruce Allan McColl - Class Of 1964

TUSCALOOSA | Bruce Allan McColl, age 69, of Tuscaloosa, died October 27, 2015, at DCH Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home with Steve Johnson officiating. A reception will follow with Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan Campbell McColl and Virginia Ernestine Tarpley McColl.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Audrey Frunzi McColl; daughters, Molly Lynn Booth (Cary) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Mandy McColl Thomas (Wade) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sons, Tarpley David McColl (Mary) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Christopher Allan McColl (Susie) of Edmond, Okla.; sisters, Jan Karen Clement of Russellville, Ark. and Virginia “Ginny” Lynn Nevins (John) of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Michael Forest McColl of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mark Stephen McColl (Margaret) of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Reagan, Palmer and Peyton McColl, Tanner, Carson, Maddox and Macy McColl, Jonah Campbell, Mason Booth and Audrey, Emma, Caroline Thomas; and cousins, nieces and nephews.


Bruce Allan McColl was born in 1946 at Russell Student Health Center on the University of Alabama campus and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Bruce graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1964 where he was captain of their first golf team to win the Tennessee state championship.  He remained an avid golfer the rest of his life. He attended the University of Alabama and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Bruce was a former Chapter President of the Tuscaloosa County Alumni Association and served on the National Alumni Association Executive Committee.  He was passionate about the University of Alabama as evidenced by his service to the alumni chapter and love of all sports at the university. 

On football Saturdays, he could be found at the quad serving his famous blackened ribeye steak sandwiches.

Bruce was a kind soul who never met a stranger and would help anyone he knew.  He was a devoted and loving husband, brother, father, Papa and friend.  Among Bruce’s many great qualities was his sense of humor, which was shared with all who knew him and has been passed down to his children and grandchildren.


Honorary pallbearers are the Alabama Credit Union family, Dr. Craig Buettner and staff, Dr. Phil Hemstreet, Dr. Joe Wallace, Dr. DeWayne Tooson, his gameday quad family and his morning coffee buddies who will now be left to solve the world’s problems on their own.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Bruce and Lynn McColl Endowed Scholarship through the National Alumni Association at the University of Alabama.  Attention: Scholarship Department, P.O. Box 861928, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35486.

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11/18/15 01:23 PM #1    

Karen Lovell (Hull) (1964)

I went to elementery school and all the way through with Bruce. He was always just a good guy that was liked by all. He was missed at our 50th reunion last year. Seems he left great memories for his family.

Karen Lovell Hull class of 1964

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