Harry Albright, beloved husband and father, went home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2013 at Brazos Valley Hospice in Bryan, Texas.
There will be a visitation on Friday, August 16 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 2 pm at A&M Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy; children Jewell and Mark Albright of Sugar Land, Texas, Paul Albright of Fairbanks, AK, Susan and Jerry Fox of College Station, and Laura and Philip Albright of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren Anne and Mark Jetton, Mark Albright II, Courtney and James Albright, Natalie and Eric Albright, Jennifer and Owen Albright, Morgan and Ricky Scott, Meredith, Harrison and Hayden Fox, J.T., Matthew and Caleb Albright; great-grandchildren Jessica, Kyle, Ethan and Emma Jetton, Leila and Macy Albright, Emily Scott, and Jesse Albright; sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Bobby Francis, and a large extended family.
Harry was born June 20, 1929 in Huntsville, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi and as a young man was very involved in ministry, preaching and leading singing in area churches. He enrolled at Abilene Christian College but then enlisted in the Air Force because of the Korean War. He was stationed at Fort Scott in Illinois and continued to correspond with his sweetheart in Corpus, Peggy Owen. They were married on April 21, 1951.
After his Air Force enlistment, the family moved to College Station where Harry pursued his degree in Electrical Engineering. The A&M Church of Christ became a vital part of their lives, with the creation of lifelong friends. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1958, Harry and his family moved to Baltimore, and eventually back to Corpus Christi. Harry's career eventually took the family to Houston in 1968 where they spent the next ten years. During this time Harry traveled all over the world with his job, and was transferred to Calgary, Alberta for three years, and also a year in Saudi Arabia. After retiring in 1992, Harry and Peggy moved back to College Station.
In every place he lived, Harry served the Lord. He was involved in preaching, leading singing and teaching bible classes, and he served as both a deacon and elder. He never turned down an opportunity to serve: working outside on the church grounds, lifeguarding at Camp Bandina, chairing benevolence committees, corresponding with World Bible School students, singing at nursing homes, constructing projects for church buildings-he did it all.
Harry loved his family selflessly and totally, and his greatest joy was being with them. He took delight in every grandchild and great-grandchild added to the family. Above all, he loved Peggy, his wife of 62 years.