Chaplain Jack Edmond Albright, 91 went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home in Atchison, KS.
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Memorial services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Matt Broxterman and Rev. Russ Cooper officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Inurnment will immediately follow the memorial service at the Columbarium at Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. Memorial donations may be made to the Atchison County Food Pantry at FCC or FCC Church Choirs or St. Croix Hospice, sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Words of sympathy and remembrances may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Jack was born on April 16, 1928 in Childress, TX the son of Joseph Earl and Estol Augusta (Monroe) Albright. Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayland University of Plainview, TX and Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. While attending seminary, he worked at General Dynamics, Ft. Worth as a photographer for eight years. He was certified as a Chaplain in Topeka, KS; ministered in Texas, New Mexico and here in Kansas. He was certified as a Neuro-Linguistic therapist in 1983. He has been ordained for 67 years as of August 2018. Jack was the chaplain/minister for the Atchison Youth Center for twelve years, before retiring in 1992. He continued to minister in twenty-nine different local churches filling in when asked to preach and teach God’s Word. He was instrumental in getting the Ministerial Alliance of Atchison organized and was President. Jack and his wife Marilyn have led a grief counseling and support group called “Growing Through Loss and Grief, for the community through Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home for over 25 years. He was a published author of several books, newspaper articles and columns in the Atchison Globe for over 25 years. He wrote poetry, as well as did drawings, and was very interested in photography. He also enjoyed woodworking, silver smithing and making jewelry, as well as playing the guitar and listening to music.
Jack was married to Marilyn Sue (Megli) Busche on July 4, 1987 at the First Christian Church. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include children; Gregory N. (Naida) Albright, Cambria, CA; Kathy Lynn Merrifield, Shawnee, KS; Arthur F. (Marti) Busche, Irving, TX and Arlana Morgan, Gretna, LA and a sister, Sylvia A. Steen, Plainview, TX; eight grandchildren; Anya Albright; Jill (Joey) Chenier; Jimi Morgan; Lauren (Jim) Murillo; Arthur Busche IV (Ashley LaFarlett); Sydney (Adam) Bellinder and Luci and Joey Martinez; eight great-grandchildren; Caleigh, Bella, Angelique and Baby on the Way Murillo; Conner and Avery Chenier; Grayson Busche and Theo Bellinder. His parents and a brother Eugene A. Albright preceded him in death.