Lt. Col. John David Albritton, 86, passed away at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
He Graduated from MSU with a BS and Masters in Agronomy and Seed Technology. John was a retired army Lt. Colonel of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of V.F.W Post #5773, D.A.V., American Legion Post 13, Retired Officer Association, Civitan Club and Alpha Zeta. He was also a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Starkville. He was also a member of the MSU Ag Club and MSU Bulldog Club. John was well known as an avid gardener.
Mr. Albritton is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frankine B. Albritton of Starkville, MS; daughters, Laura Susan A. deFreese of Orlando, FL; and Martha Lynn A. Magnus (Jonathan) of Sugarland, TX; son, David R. Albritton (Anna M.) of Starkville, MS; sister: Betty A. Templeton of Starkville, MS; brother, Paul D. Albritton of Liberty, MS; grandchildren Ashley Albritton, Wesley Albritton, Connor deFreese, Carrie Anne deFreese.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. and Laura Belle Brown Albritton; a sister Pauline A. Moak; brothers, Joe W., Pete, Harold and Barney Albritton.
Visitation for Mr. Albritton will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Starkville with the funeral immediately following at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary conducted by Dr. Chip Stevens and Rev. Clifton Curtis. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Park.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Starkville, 106 E. Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759, or Mississippi Lung Association 353 N. Mart PLZ., Jackson, MS 39206.
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