Funeral services for Mr. Blake H. Albritton will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Farmerville Church of Christ. Officiating will be Bro. Jerry Keene. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the church on Tuesday, October 15th. Interment will be at Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Blake was born on June 25, 1926, the son of Enoch and Faye Hicks Albritton. He passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was a lifelong resident of Farmerville where he enjoyed growing up with his siblings and his many cousins. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, he enrolled in and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M.A in School Administration from the University of Arkansas. For over thirty years, he served in the Union Parish Schools as a classroom teacher at Farmerville High, assistant principal at Farmerville Middle, principal at Farmerville Elementary and Director of the GED program. He influenced many students positively and enjoyed seeing them through the years.
From an early age, Blake enjoyed hunting, fishing, and staying abreast of various sports on the college and professional level. After retirement he began to play golf and he enjoyed this immensely as well. He nurtured relationships with his extended family and his many friends. Blake loved a good laugh. With an unmatched dry wit, a twinkle in his eye, and a serious facial expression, he was known to play a prank or two, particularly on those nearest and dearest to him. Of all the joys in his life, however, nothing gave him greater happiness than seeing his two precious granddaughters and being lovingly embraced with “Hey, Pop!”
Blake was a longtime member of the Farmerville Church of Christ. He was truly devoted to the Lord and to his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia M. Albritton; three brothers, Elton, Calvin “Cowboy”, and E.J.; and one sister, Lillian.
He is survived by two daughters, Patti Fowler and husband Robert of Austin, TX; Annamari Morris and husband Rickey of Farmerville, LA; two granddaughters, Alisan Rutland and husband Ben of Dallas, TX; and Abby Morris of Farmerville, LA; sister-in-law June Albritton Petterson of Monroe, LA; dearest friend Evelyn Washam of Farmerville, LA; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Albritton, Bobby Fletcher, Alan Futch, Lance Futch, Wyman Mardis, Bart Miller, Joe Preaus, and Stanley Read.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Earl Albritton, Dan Albritton, Drexler Albritton, Lee Brown, Jessie J. Hicks, Zane Hicks, R.L. Roller, Stein Baughman, Jr., and Yyvern Taylor.
The family would like to thank niece and special caregiver Bonnie Miller for her continual devotion and loving care. The family would also like to thank St. Francis Hospital and staff including Drs. Barrow, O’Neill, Eppinnete, Hubbard and Gammage, as well as Hospice Compassus.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Farmerville Church of Christ or charity of donor’s choice.