Sue Worrell Luck Betz


SUE WORRELL LUCK BETZ lived an incredible life until the day of her peaceful passing on July 6, 2020, at the age of 90. She was born in Logan, West Virginia to Bertha Garren Worrell and Ivan Blackard Worrell at the start of the Great Depression, and her formative years were spent in Maryville, Tennessee, where she made lifelong friends at Maryville High. During college in Bristol and Richmond,Virginia, she and Bill (George William) Luck met. They married and had two daughters, Lynda and Rebecca. Bill’s business life took them to many parts of the USA, and they enjoyed life in Utah, Colorado, and Southern California before returning to the South. Bill and Sue helped raise their grandchildren Jennifer and Nathan and remained dedicated to all of them through the years. Sue was an elementary school teacher, a stay-at-home mom, and an executive of Bill and Sue’s business. She loved fashion and decorating. Sue and Bill lived in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after their early retirement and enjoyed the beach, civic clubs, Gulf Shores Presbyterian Church, bicycling, golf courses, and friends for many years. Sue will always be remembered by her gorgeous smile and her sweet nature. She lived by the Golden Rule. Her home was warm and inviting, and the couple gave special attention to their children and their grandchildren daily. They traveled the USA in a car in 1959 with the whole family, camping along the way and again in a motorhome in the 1980’s with their grandchildren. Bill and Sue also traveled to Europe, Canada and Mexico with family and friends. Sue is survived by her daughters, Lynda Luck Stansbury of St. Petersburg, Florida and Rebecca Jennathan Luck, of Loxley, Alabama, along with her two grandchildren, Nathan Robert Luck, of Daphne, Alabama and Jennifer Suzanne Kincaid, of Loxley, Alabama. Sue was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, George William “Bill” Luck; her second husband, Freddie Betz; and her brother, Ivan G. Worrell. Also surviving are her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John Luck and Nancy Luck Marshall, and many nieces and nephews.

Rest in Peace, Sue, and know that we will always remember you as the mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend that gave us so many good memories! In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an admired charity. Sues ashes will be interred with Bill’s at Pine Rest Cemetery in Foley, Alabama. A virtual service will be scheduled at a later date.