J.M. “Jaro” Albright, 86

Published 1:32 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

J.M. “Jaro” Albright, 86, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Crab Orchard, passed away Wednesday, March 20, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Born April 1, 1932, in Brodhead, Jaro was a son of the late J.T. and Pearl (Smith) Albright. He was the husband of Birdie (DeBord) Albright whom he married on July 31, 2016. Jaro had worked as a truck driver for Gulf States Paper for 32 years. He was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church, the Lancaster Masonic Lodge 104 F&AM and also a member 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Survivors include his wife, Birdie Albright of Mt. Vernon; son, Jeff Albright and wife Lissa of Crab Orchard; daughter-in-law, Connie Albright of Crab Orchard; sister, Laverne Robertson of Louisville; four grandchildren, Dayna and husband Todd Carmicle of Danville, Joseph Albright and wife Alaina of Lexington, Dr. Kayla and husband Danny McCreedy of Mt. Washington, and McKenzie and husband Eric Hanson of Newport; four great-grandchildren, Shaylan, Emerie and Tristen Helton and Jay Hanson; one great -great-grandchild, Jaxton Devine; and several nieces and nephews.

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In addition to his parents, Jaro was preceded in death by his first wife, Erna (Howard) Albright; two sons, Jimmy Douglas and J.M. “Joey” Albright; brother, Keith Albight; and two sisters, Marge Brock and Juanita Karnes.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 23, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Todd Carmicle, Tristen Helton, Casey Mason, Michael Haarman, Jerry DeBord, Danny McCreedy, Eric Hanson and Joseph Albright.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.