Franklin “Frank” Fuqua, Sr. passed away at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home on Tuesday, 2 February 2016, in Charlotte Hall, Md. at the age of 83. Born October 4, 1932, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Ivan and Evelyn Fuqua.
Frank is survived by his wife, Betty Fuqua; daughters Karen Timmons and Renee Fuqua; son Franklin Taylor Fuqua, II (Donna); seven grandchildren, Shaun, Justin, Caroline, Melissa, Michelle, Taylor, and Robert; and four great-grandchildren, Shaun II, Matthew, Chai, and Carter.
Besides his family and love for the river, basketball was his passion. Frank was the first All-Prep/All-Met Basketball selection for DeMatha High School in 1950-51. He was a starting big man for the U.S. Marine Corps and first string starter for the University of Maryland. He coached at various high schools and colleges. He was assistant coach at DeMatha High School under Morgan Wooten, and served as head coach at St. Anthony\’s and Gonzaga High Schools. He was also an assistant coach under John Thompson at Georgetown University. Frank received a presidential request to travel to Europe where he gave basketball clinics. He worked alongside Dean Smith and Roy Williams for many years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Kansas summer basketball camp programs.
Family welcomes friends for a life celebration at a 10AM, Saturday, 13 February 2016 All Saints Episcopal Church in Avenue, Md. Rev. Harry Harper will officiate the ceremony. Reception immediately following at 12200 Plater Road, Charlotte Hall, Md. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Holy Ghost Church, 154848 Rock Point Rd, Newburg, MD 20664 – Franklin Taylor Fuqua I – father of Renee Fuqua