Louis C. Albright
April 21, 1919 – June 30, 2012
Louis Claude Albright, Jr. passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012. Claude was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 21, 1919 and was the Son of Louis Claude Albright, Sr. and Carrie Ethyl Street Albright. Claude was married to Dorothy Rose Dozier Albright of Tuscaloosa, who preceded him in death, for 69 years. He had two daughters, Dorothy Susanne Furr (husband, Larsen Louis Furr ) of The Villages, Florida and Peggie Lynne Shore (husband Don Edward Shore) of Camas, Washington. Claude had two Grandchildren, Stephen Randolph Furr of San Clemente, California and Virginia Lee Herweh of Ashburn, Virginia and two Great Grandchildren, John Gabriel Herweh and Liberty Faith Herweh, also of Ashburn, Virginia. Claude had three brothers, Norman C. Albright of Decatur, Robert S. Albright of Birmingham, and Ronald G. Albright of Fairfield, all of whom preceded him in death. Claude attended school in Birmingham and was a graduate of Ensely High School. He was a 1941 Graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he majored in Psychology . He earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1951. He was a member of the Alabama National Guard's last mounted cavalry unit. He had his own horse and loved to show the pictures to his Grandchildren of him riding his army horse in his military uniform that included jodhpur riding pants and tall leather boots. He was a Retired Reserve Officer, having served during World War II and as an Active Army Reservist for 20 years. Claude was first a psychologist with the Veteran’s Administration and later a Personnel Director for various Government agencies, ending his career as the Deputy Director of Personnel with the Federal Power Commission in Washington, D.C. Claude and Dorothy retired back home to Alabama in 1974 and have been residents of Tuscaloosa since that time. They were long time members of the First United Methodist Church of Northport where Dorothy's parents had also been members for many years. Claude loved gardening and wood working and took great pride in his rose bushes and his garden. He was a lifelong University of Alabama Football fan and followed the Tide’s football teams until his death. His pride and joy were his "three little women," his wife Dorothy and two daughters Susanne and Peggie.
- Graveside Service Sunday, July 8, 2012
Louis C. Albright
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July 31, 2012
Peggie and Susanne,
I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. He's one of the last of our "Greatest Generation " of parents who really made it on their own and taught us how much we all could do on self-reliance and perseverance. He was instrumental in directing me to my first job in Federal Service at a time when I had been unemployed for an agonizing year. I am forever grateful.
I am remembering Claude and Dorothy in their house on Dunston Street and all the important life lessons that they tried to impart to us hard-headed teenagers. Pat McClellan Church
July 9, 2012
Peggie, I was awfully sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Ross Burton
July 8, 2012
I will never forget the times I spent with Grandpa (and Grandma) Albright. As a kid, I loved going to their house on our summer vacations and spending time with Grandpa on his bass boat during fishing trips, or begging him to make me one of his famous chocolate malt milkshakes. I remember Grandpa taking us for rides in his truck, and him sitting on the back porch enjoying his favorite cigars and cold beer from the can. My thoughts are with my mom and aunt Peggie now. Grandpa will be missed, but never forgotten. I love you guys.
July 7, 2012
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Claude, I know ya'll will miss him but he is enjoying being with his brothers and Mother and Daddy. Ya'll are in my prayers
Carol Albright Cotton
July 6, 2012
Susanne and Peggie,
I am saddened to hear of Uncle Claude's death. I know what a difficult time this is and wanted to let you both know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I am sure he is in heaven with Aunt Dorothy, his parents, and of course his special brothers. What a magnificent moment that must have been when they were all reunited!
Cheryl Albright Sandlin