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Elbert Leroy Albritton

Obituary for Elbert Albritton

Retired teacher; enjoyed woodworking

Visitation for Elbert Leroy Albritton will be 1 p.m. to 1:30 Sunday, Feb. 10at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. A service will follow the visitation in the chapel at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Interment will follow the service at Adickes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville.

Mr. Albritton was born to Hayes and Addie Albritton on June 7, 1930 and passed into the arms of God on Feb.5, 2019.

He is survived by his daughter Linda and husband Calvin Short of Baytown, TX, daughter Vivian Albritton of Mont Belvieu, TX, grandson Micheal and wife Marisa Short of Baytown, TX, and grandson Curtis and wife Kelley Short of League City, TX. Great-grandchildren Alec and Cecilia Short of Baytown, TX, and Kenzie Short of League City, TX. He is also survived by his sister Elsie Albritton of New Braunfels,TX; Sister-in-law Edna Johnson, brother-in-law Charles Smith and wife Myrtie, brother-in-law Wayne Smith and wife Barbara all of Huntsville, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Addie and Hayes Albritton; brother Allen Albritton; and his wife of 63 years, Ann.

As a young man he enjoyed photography, choir, basketball and the slide rule club. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps and achieved the rank of sergeant. Shortly after enlisting, he married the love of his life, Ann; they were married 63 years. Military life took them from Louisiana to California and finally back to Texas.

Born the son of a carpenter, woodworking was his passion. Elbert received his teaching degree at Sam Houston Teachers College which led him to Pampa, TX to start his teaching career there for 11 years. From there he moved his family to Baytown, TX where he taught wood shop and drafting at both Lee and Sterling High School for 20 years. Elbert loved attending the Oakhurst Full Gospel church and helping them with woodworking projects.

Many thanks to Dr. Syed Jafri for his immeasurable care, information and support as well as the third floor nursing staff of Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

Condolences may be left at www.shmfh.com

 

 

 

About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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