Monday, January 28, 2013 —
William Robert Almond, Sr., 85, of Albemarle, went home to heaven to be with his Lord and his loving wife, Zora, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at CMC- NorthEast.
The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle on Saturday, January 26, from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Tab Whitley and Rev. Shannon Powell, was at Lakeview Baptist Church on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. There will be a 30-minute state prior to the service. Burial will follow at Plyler Baptist Church Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Stanly County DAV Chapter 12 and the Millingport Volunteer Fire Department.
At other times, the family will meet at his home.
Robert was born on April 5, 1927, to the late Ollie Almond and the late Lucy Jane Varner Almond. In addition to his parents and his wife of 60 years, Foya Almond, he is also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Mr. Almond is survived by two daughters, Pattie Huneycutt and husband Michael of Albemarle and Doris Shaver and husband Ricky of Albemarle; a son, Bill Almond and wife Anita of Albemarle; a sister, Ruth Jane Page; grandchildren, Miena Powell, Adam Huneycutt, Brandy Almond, Nicole Hartsell, Anya Huneycutt, Jacob Almond, Heather Britt and Makayla Mabry; and six great grandchildren.
A corporal in the US Army, he served in the Korean conflict. He is the last charter member of the MIllingport VFD and was a former chief. A longtime member of the DAV Ritual Team, he also served as a transportation officer. He served as Commander of the American Legion Post 76 for many years.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 76, 28312 Millingport Rd., Albemarle NC 28001 or Millingport Volunteer Fire Department, 32521 Millingport Rd. New London, NC 28127.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Almond family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.