On December 26, 2016 Albert passed away at the age of 69, with his family at his side. At the time of his death he was staying at the home of his daughter in Wolfforth, Texas while being in the care of Hospice. He had fought Stage 4 Lung Cancer for just over a year. His home was in Knickerbocker, Texas since moving there with his wife, son and daughter in law in 2012. Albert was born as one child of a set of twins on October 13, 1947, in San Angelo, Texas, to Leon and Maxine Marsh who resided in Miles, Texas. In 1950 the family moved to Odessa, Texas. Albert graduated from Odessa High School and then attended Odessa College from 1966 to 1968 and then went on to attend Angelo State University from 1968 until 1969. It was at this time when he met and married the love of his life, Karessa Ruth Hunter on October 3, 1969. They had just recently celebrated 47 years of marriage. Albert was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Maxine in 1989, and his father, Leon in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Karessa, formerly of Knickerbocker and currently of Wolfforth, Texas. His son, Shane Ray Marsh and wife, Deleise of Knickerbocker. His daughter, Melissa Ruth Rushing and husband Brad of Wolfforth. His twin sister, Tonya Kay Terry and husband and lifelong best friend of Albert, Melvin. His brother, Louis Grant Marsh and wife Lupe of Flour Bluff, Texas. His grandchildren, Mason Marsh, Kirsten Gardner, Brittany Bruce and Laura Schumacher. And 5 beautiful great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends he included as family. And last but not least his most loyal companion and beloved best friend til the end, “Cowboy”. Over the years Albert held several different job titles. He always took pride in his work and enjoyed discussing this job or that. His favorite stories being from his time working for the Highway Department, Strike It Rich, or as an insurance adjustor with RVOS. He had retired as a claims adjustor in 2012. He enjoyed wood working, riding his motorcycle, being outdoors and most importantly, spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed a cold beer and listening to music while sitting around the BBQ pit with his son. His pride was in his children whom he was extremely close. He always had daily talks with his “Pooh” and “Spud Dog”. He never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone. He was a Mastor Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 40 years. He took pride in watching his son Shane follow in his footsteps and was able to witness this past fall as Shane became a Mastor Mason as well. He enjoyed being active in his church and taught Sunday school for many years. He was currently a member of Knickerbocker Community Church. He was a most loyal and loving husband and father. And will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at Harper Funeral Home in San Angelo, Texas. His urn will be set to rest at Knickerbocker Community Cemetery at a later time. Honorary Pallbearers are Harry Hyatt, George Mize, Jay Jones, Tyler Halfmann, Bryan Mathis and Travis Leopold.
Albert Ray MarshOct 13, 1947 - Dec 26, 2016
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