Jimmy Eugene Albert, 75, a thirty year resident of Las Vegas, passed away July 29, 2013 at St. Jean Senior Care subsequently battling Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jimmy was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma on September 22, 1937. He was reared by his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Tiger. Following high school, Jimmy journeyed to Oklahoma City as a young adult where he met and married Imogene Maria Parton. Following his marriage, he enlisted in The United States Navy.
The Navy became a career choice. Jimmy began his naval career attending basic training in San Diego, California. He enlisted at the starting rank of Seaman and over the enlistment period of nearly thirty years, retired at the highest enlistment rank of E-9, Command Master Chief. His primary specialty was Boat Captain/Craftmaster. Jimmy earned numerous medals, commendations, citations and ribbons during his active duty career. He served two tours in Vietnam, and was stationed on many ships to include aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Enterprise CVAN-65. At the end of his naval career, he served in the position of a drug and alcohol counselor at NAS Miramar in San Diego, California. While Jimmy traveled the world during his life long stint serving his country he kept his family on the west coast, from San Diego to Bainbridge Island, Washington and points in between.
Post Navy, Jimmy worked for Vegas King Catering for ten years in the position of driver/supervisor. Jimmy retired from the working world in 2000.
Jimmy loved to B-B-Q, family picnics, traveling by auto with his wife to various points of interest, fishing, the Chargers football team, bowling, woodworking and gardening.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife, Jean in 2012. He is survived by his three children: Vivian Ravenscraft, James (Wife:Donna) Albert, and Nancy Kathryn Arseno; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, and numerous family members in Nevada, California, and Oklahoma. Jimmy was an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.