J.M. “Jaro” Albright, 86

Published 6:24 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

J.M. “Jaro” Albright


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, Ky., Jaro was a son of the late J.T. & 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.

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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; several nieces and nephews also survive.

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; two sisters, Marge Brock and Juanita Karnes.

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

Funeral services 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial will be in the Crab Orchard Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home.

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