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Celebration of Life: Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 31, 2021

Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”, (Courtesy Photo)

Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”, went home to be with his creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 13, 2021. He was 92 years old. He was born in New Orleans, LA. He was a devout member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (where his mother worked). He attended St. Peter Claver’s school, Xavier Prep, Straight Business School, and Barber School. Alvin Sr. also served in the U.S. Army.

For over 60 years Alvin Sr. owned and operated “Turks Barber Shop” located on (then) London Avenue (now A P Tureaud Avenue). Many know Alvin Sr. for spending much time at the racetrack where he loved betting (and often winning) on the horses.

Alvin Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, the late Ferdinand and Pearl (née Hilaire) Tircuit, his siblings Dewey (Lucille), Geraldine, Lloyd, Donald (Theresa), and Aaron (Maxine) Tircuit; sons Glenn (Robin) and Kerry Tircuit; and daughter-in-law Priscilla.

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Alvin Sr. is survived by Gloria Tircuit Annunciacion, daughter Cathy Henderson (Ronald) of Spartanburg, SC, son Alvin Tircuit Jr. (Sheila), son Bryan Tircuit Sr. Tircuit (Laverne), and son Jimmy Tircuit of Spartanburg, SC; granddaughter Keri Henderson Norris (Alton Norris), Bethany Henderson, Nakia Craige, grandsons Alvin Tircuit III, Bryan Tircuit Jr., Glenn Tircuit Jr., Glenda Sykes (Brandon), Keri Brown; and a host of great-grandchildren.

 

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