|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1908|
Tom Green County
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1998|
Tom Green County
Harold Albert, 89, of San Angelo died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at 8:20 p.m. at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the First United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Carl Rohlfs. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. He was born March 22, 1908, in San Angelo, Texas, to a pioneer family, Will "Chief" and Flora Albert. He attended San Angelo public schools where he played football and was a cheerleader of the Pep Squad his senior year and participated in vocational agriculture. Harold was active in Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. He gave lifesaving and swimming lessons at the Boy Scout and Campfire Girls summer camps for a number of years. He was a charter member of Knights of Zocah and played the alto horn in the Demolay and Boy Scout bands. In 1929 he worked for J.J. Goodfellow, a surveyor, in the West Texas oil fields. He furnished the car and drove for the crew. In 1930, he joined the West Texas Utilities Engineering Department as an inspector on the construction of the Lake Nasworthy Dam. After the dam was completed, he worked with Whitham Paving Co. doing highway construction. He joined the Texas Board of Water Engineers in 1933, which later became the Water Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey, where he worked until his retirement in June 1973. His territory covered west to El Paso, south to Del Rio, east to Buchanan Dam and Lampasas and north to Lamesa. He was a longtime member and supporter of the First United Methodist Church, the Business Men's Bible Class, the Tom Green County Historical Society, Fort Concho Museum and the National Eagle Scout Association. He married Nina McLaughlin July 8, 1934. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jack and his wife, Debbie, of San Angelo and Mike and his wife, Sharon, of Colleyville; five grandchildren, Lon and his wife, Kim, Todd and his wife, Louise, Ross and his wife, Lorena, Shauna and Tanner; and four great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Flora, and two brothers, Reece and Clarence. He had a vast knowledge of history of West Texas and its residents, unlimited information about the rivers, creeks and springs of the West Texas area and was called on many times for his extensive knowledge of flood and stream flow. He had friends far and wide in connection with his work as well as in general. He worked at keeping in touch with family and friends. The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund, Hospice of San Angelo or a favorite charity. Pallbearers will be Richard Albert, Terry Albert, Roger Albert, Leslie McLaughlin, Don McLaughlin, Boyette Hasty, Don Nicholas and Jerry McNevin. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Grauke, Robert "Bob" McLaughlin and George McLaughlin.
The obituary was added by Robert M. Lloyd.
William Emil Albert (1877 - 1966)
Flora Kate McGee Albert (1885 - 1970)
Nina Mary McLaughlin Albert (1912 - 2015)*
Harold W. Albert (1908 - 1998)
Reese Albert (1910 - 1988)*
Tom Green County
Plot: Blk 99, lot 1, row 2, plot, spc
Created by: Richard and Mary
Record added: Nov 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16811144