Clifford Homer “Clip” Albritton Jr. – devoted husband, father and grand-father passed away May 9, 2018 after a short illness with pneumonia.
Mr. Albritton was born August 12, 1934 in Mobile, AL to the late Clifford Homer Albritton Sr. and Mae Hodges Albritton. After graduating from Wilcox County High School in Camden, AL in 1952, he furthered his education by attending and graduating from Marion Military Institute in 1954. Clip played varsity football as a tackle at each institution and continued to be an avid football fan throughout his life. He completed his formal education at the University of Alabama where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated in 1958 earning a BS degree in geology.
On August 9th 1958, he was united in marriage to Agnes Lambert in Camden, AL. He then was employed with the Sears, Roebuck and Company where he worked from 1958 until 1970 serving in various roles and locations from Pensacola, FL, to Natchez, MS and West Palm Beach, FL. He then relocated his family to Cartersville, GA where he co-owned and operated Cartersville True Value Cash and Carry from 1970 until he retired in 1997.
Mr. Albritton was a devoted member of First Baptist Church Cartersville where he served in many roles including deacon and as a member of pastor search teams. He was a charter member of the Cartersville Optimist Club for over 49 years. As an adult he became a licensed private pilot and served as a board member on the Cartersville Airport Authority.
Mr. Albritton is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Agnes L. Albritton; son, C. Hodges Albritton (Bonnie); Son in Law, Dr. William Richard Payne; Grandchildren, William A. Payne, Logan H. Albritton and Anna E. Albritton; step Grandsons W. Alexander Quillin and Nathanael R. Quillin. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Virginia Lee Albritton Payne.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Cartersville First Baptist Church, Sunday May 13th. At four o’clock in the afternoon.
The family will receive friends from three o’clock in the afternoon until the service hour at Cartersville First Baptist Church, Sunday May 13th.. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA has charge of the arrangements.