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Corp Garland Reed Albritton
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1925
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 2008
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA

US Marine Corps
WWII Veteran



The Graham Leader - 23 Dec 2008

Garland Reed Albritton died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Graham at the age of 83. A celebration of Reeds life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at First United Methodist Church in Graham with the Rev. Dave Treat, chaplain of Graham Regional Hospice, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Reed was born in Powell on Oct. 15, 1925, to Minor Reed Albritton and Beatrice Westbrook Albritton and was raised in Kerens.

Reed was proud and honored to have served his country as a U.S. Marine and was assigned to the 6th Division, 15th Battalion during the entire attack on Okinawa. Following the war, Reed married Rosanne Foster on July 25, 1947, in Bryan. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1951 with a degree in petroleum engineering. Reed began his engineering career in Midland, where he formed partnerships with Hugh Meyer and Bob Dean, later becoming Remuda Oil and Gas. He lived in Midland for 27 years, Sonora for 17 years and then retired to Sunrise Beach in 1988. Reed and Rosanne moved to Graham in 2006 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

Reed was totally devoted to his family and friends. He adored his granddaughters. They were the light of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minor and Beatrice Albritton; and three brothers, William, Kelly and Posey Albritton.

He leaves many friends and family to carry on his memory including his wife of 62 years, Rosanne; one daughter, Dana Albritton; one son, Brint Albritton and wife Julie, all of Graham; his twin granddaughters, Kelley Albritton of Fort Worth, and Shannon Albritton of Austin; one brother, Gayle Albritton of Waco; several nieces and nephews; and his granddog, Gus.

For those who wish to honor Reed with a memorial, please consider the Graham Regional Home Health or the Graham Regional Hospice, 523 Elm Street, Graham, Texas 76450 or the charity of ones choice.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Minor Reed Albritton (1884 - 1948)
  Beatrice Eurena Westbrook Albritton (1886 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  William Tilman Albritton (1907 - 2000)*
  Kelly Dixon Albritton (1911 - 1994)*
  Gayle Stanley Albritton (1918 - 2011)*
  Garland Reed Albritton (1925 - 2008)
  Posey Payne Albritton (1929 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA
Plot: (940) 521-1849
 
Maintained by: Don Looser
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Dec 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45763972
Corp Garland Reed Albritton
Added by: Judy Richards
 
Corp Garland Reed Albritton
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Corp Garland Reed Albritton
Added by: Laura Hudnall Franklin Shifflett
 
 
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G. Reed Albritton, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Albritton, Kerens, graduated from Kerens High School. Joined the Marines Oct., 1943, trained U.S.M.T.S., San Diego and San Francisco. Has served on islands of South Pacific Theater, now on duty on Okinawa.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military,...(Read more)
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 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a service decoration of the Second World War which was awarded to any member of the United States military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945 and was created on November 6, 1942 by Executive Order 926...(Read more)
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