Donald Eugene Albright, age 88, of Kahoka, formerly of Clark, MO, passed away
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
Donald was born September 21, 1930 in Muscatine, IA, the son of Rolla and Blanche Templeton Albright.
Survivors include one brother, Dale (Carla) Albright of Keokuk; a sister, Cookie (Don) Howell of Wyaconda; and several nieces and nephews: Gary (Jan) Howell of Gorin, Doris Gates of Kahoka, Mark (Yvette) Howell of Montrose, Mike (Debbie) Albright of Keokuk, Bob (Gina) Albright of San Bernardino, CA, Sheila (Earl) Grelk of Franklin, IA, Pete Haven of Burlington and Chuck Kaneer of Bakersfield, CA; as well as other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lorraine Haven, and a niece, Sherry Monical.
Donald attended school in Farmington. He spent 14 years serving his country in the
United States Marine Corps. He then sold insurance and following his retirement spent his time working on old cars and selling car parts. He enjoyed going to Rutledge each year and visiting the people that attended.
Graveside services and military rites were held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wyaconda Cemetery with Pastor Carroll Davenport officiating.
Pallbearers were Gary Howell, Mark Howell, Mike Albright, Doris Gates and Steve Howell.
Memorials were suggested to Northeast Missouri Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.
Acknowledgement of Military Service
The members of the United States Marine Corps, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hereby acknowledge that Comrade Donald Eugene Albright served our country for a total of thirteen years, eight months, and twenty-five days in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He served during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
He served as an Aircraft Jet Engine Mechanic at both the Service Squadron, and the Marine Air Base Squadron 15, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, Santa Ana, California. He also served at Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. He was stationed overseas in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. He attained the rank of Sergeant (E-5).
He was awarded and authorized to wear the following decorations:
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with one Bronze Service Star
National Defense Service Medal
He was inducted 5 February 1952, received his first honorable discharge 4 February 1954 transferring to the Marine Corps Reserves. He enlisted 26 February 1957, received his final honorable discharge 29 October 1965 and returned to Wyaconda, Missouri.
Our comrade joined the staff of the supreme commander 13 August 2019.
Semper Fi Sergeant.