ALBERT, Jimmy L.

Jimmy L. Albert, a longtime resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Monday, June 24, 2013, at 1:36 P.M., in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 1 day.

Jimmy was born on February 23, 1942 in Floresville, Texas, the son of Leroy Albert and Evelyn Reinhardt Albert. On July 7, 1962, Jimmy married the love of his life, Dillie Schroeder in Kenedy, Texas.

In his early days of raising cattle Jimmy began working at the Karnes County Auction Barn. He worked his way up through his time there to becoming a partner in the business then later becoming a full time owner for over 35 years. After owning the auction barn for 35 plus years, he sold it with the intent to retire.

Jimmy’s heart and soul was in in ranching. He served different capacities on many different boards; he has dedicated his life to the youth of agriculture. From 1981 up until 1993 he was a friend of the 4-H Organization and in 1990 he received honor for outstanding commitment to the children of ADA by Wilson Hospital Cattleman’s Roundup. Later in, 1994 he was honored by the San Antonio Livestock Expo Calf Scramble for ten years of service. Jimmy has held the title of president for the Kenedy Stock shows and along with other ranchers, was largely responsible for helping to create the local county stock show so time ago. He was always quick to pass credit on to others, but was proud to observe the accomplishments of tomorrow’s future. Jimmy was also a recipient of the Champion Exotic Bull Title in 2012, a Director of Area 5 American International Charolaise Association, President of Evergreen VWCD and most notably a recipient of the 2012 Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Agriculture Award.

Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Dillie Schroeder Albert; his sisters Linda Miller and husband Ron of Breckenridge, Colorado and Carolyn Kruse and husband Lawrence of Pleasanton; his grandchildren Heather Cook and husband Bryan, Nicole Loest and husband Donovan, Joey Schaefer and Afton Bauer and husband Jimmy and his great-grandchildren, Jayden Loest, Clayson Loest and Allie Bauer. Mr. Albert is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Debbie Albert.

Visitation will be held, Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 28, 2013, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Pat Traxler officiating. Interment will follow at the Albert Ranch, 435 FM 743, Kenedy, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Calvin Albert, Josh Tielke, Bruce Harborth, Rick Harborth, Donovan Loest, Ed Monson, Don Wirght and Jimmy Bauer. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Bailey Atkinson and James Griffith.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial be made to The Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital; 8026 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.