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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Albert Constable, V

December 31, 1940February 20, 2020

HARRISONBURG -- Albert Constable V, a former leading Harrisonburg realtor, died Thursday (2/20/20) at Sentara RMH after a long illness. He was 79.

Mr. Constable was born in Wilmington, Delaware, a son of the late Albert Constable IV and Phyllis R. Constable Grattan. He moved to Harrisonburg when he was 10 years old and attended Harrisonburg public schools. He was a graduate of Christ Church School in Kilmarnock and the University of Virginia.

After teaching at John C. Myers in Broadway, he entered the real estate business in Harrisonburg, where he was fortunate to be mentored by John C. Horsley. They later became partners in Horsley and Constable Realtors. Recognizing changes in the national and local housing markets, they formed Coldwell Banker Horsley and Constable. As a realtor, Mr. Constable was known for his knowledge of the area real estate market and his strong relationships with the firm’s clients and customers.

Mr. Constable loved sailing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay and Smith Mountain Lake and enjoyed dove and duck hunting with his sons and friends. He was an avid reader.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Constable was predeceased by his daughter Courtney Constable; his brother Phillip R. Constable; his step-father George G. Grattan; and step-brother George Grattan and his wife Marty Grattan.

He is survived by Virginia Joseph, two sons, Albert Constable VI (Con) and his wife, Wendee, and William E. Constable and his wife, Kimberly, both of Rockingham County; and grandchildren Albert Constable VII (Seth), Ava Wynsboro Constable and Parker Evans Constable. He also is survived by a step-sister, Connie G. Averett of Statesboro, GA; sister-in-law Sherry A. Constable; brother-in-law William Joseph and his wife Janet; many nieces and nephews who were special to him; and former wife Kay Kulesher.

Visitation will be at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to: Habitat for Humanity, 205 Dry River Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812; or Blue Ridge Food Bank, 96 Laurel Hill Road, Verona, VA 24482.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Blue Ridge Food Bank

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 7, 2020

Memories

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Patti McInerney

March 6, 2020

Al opened doors for me & believed in me. He gave me many opportunities to move myself forward professionally & taught me how to navigate the real estate world with his years of experience & success in the business. Our friendship never ended & I will forever be grateful and thankful for all he did for me.

Mike Pugh

March 6, 2020

Albert was a mentor to me and a great friend, we will miss him. Barbara and I send our best to the family, god bless.

Mike

Suzanne and Bob Bothamley

March 5, 2020

Bob and I send warm thoughts to the Constable family. Albert was a true force behind the real estate business in this area and we know his family will always be proud of him.
Fondly,
Suzanne and Bob Bothamley

Patricia Stover

March 1, 2020

If Albert was in town, he was at our house. He just walked in the house, no knock or doorbell, went straight to the fridge and checked out its contents. He ate with us many times and went on several summer vacations with us. He pestered me and teased me as if I were his sister. And he was always asking about my friend Ginny Joseph. I remember one time I over heard him describing my sister to a new guy in their class, he said, “ She’s built like a brick outhouse!” The summer after my freshmen year in college, Albert and my brother Ed gave me a ride to VA Beach so I could accept several invites from sororities. Strangely, the two of them kept showing up at the beach house I was in or found us on the beach... and I know it wasn’t because they were trying keep a protective eye on me!

Jim Fleck

February 29, 2020

Albert and I were in his room playing around(summertime/6th or 7th grade). Being the guy of great daring personality, he was throwing darts and he turned to me and asked for me to hold my foot out on the floor. I ask what was he going to do. He replied that he was going to throw a dart at my foot but wouldn’t’ hit my foot. So you guessed right, the dart penetrated my tennis shoe and stuck in my foot. He laughed and apologized and kept laughing. He was a great friend,!!!

Second story was the time during the summer after a rain, Albert drove his sports car down the hill on back campus of Madison College and got stuck. Fortunely, a bunch of us were there drinking Pepsis. So we went over to help push him out of the mud. Our shoes and pants were covered in mud as he spun out shouting thanks and laughing as he drove away!!!

Yes, Albert was a great friend. Stories like these are great treasures of Albert!!!

Carolyn Wright

February 29, 2020

The Stover family met Albert the day we moved into our Grattan St. home. in Sept. 1951. He stood on the sidewalk most of the day, watching us move in. We did not know who he was or where he lived and my parents were concerned, so about supper time, asked if he shouldn't be going home. I think from that day, he was at our house almost everyday and even went on short vacations with us.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY