Albright, Brent

Brent Albright

December 18, 1954 - February 16, 2022

Brent Albright was born on December 18, 1954, just a week before Christmas, to Oliver and Mary Lou (nee Robason) Albright, in the small West Texas town of Seymour.  His family lived in Red Springs, an even smaller town just outside of Seymour. Brent grew up on a farm, with all of the very hard, often manual work that entails. When he entered junior high school, Brent discovered he had a talent for sports, running track and playing football, captaining that team his senior year. He was active in FFA, Student Council, and FBLA.

Brent attended UT-Arlington on a football scholarship, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. As a member of the “Movin’ Mavs”, Brent played defensive end and tight end.  He was named to the All Conference team of the Southland Conference as a senior in 1976.

Brent worked for Southwestern Life Insurance Company, where he met his wife Cindy.  He later became a home builder working for US Home, Lennar, and Perry Homes, prior to branching out to independently build houses in Athens, Texas in 1997. He also worked as General Contractor and in Home Renovation/Repair. He retired in 2011 after developing end-stage renal failure resulting in the need for hemo-dialysis three days each week. 

Brent loved football, and his football buddies, going hunting and fishing, his wife and daughter, and especially his grandkids. Brent and Cindy have been married for over 40 years, with a daughter, Stephanie.  They have four grandchildren: Enrique, Peyton, Allison and Tyler.  He is survived by them all, along with a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Brent’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/brent-albright. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Brent and I became friends when he worked for Perry Homes. We spent many years hunting and fishing and playing softball together. I have many stories to tell about Brent if any of his family is interested in hearing. Brent and I went separate directions, but I have never forgotten our friendship and how great a friend and person he was. I regret that I was not able to connect with Brent prior to him passing. It saddens my heart to hear. There are not enough words to express how nice a person he was. Always there if you needed anything and asking nothing in return. Brent was a giant of a man, but had even a bigger heart. There is not enough space here to write about the times he and I shared. I hope to see him again one day and talk about old times. I am extremely sorry that we drifted apart. A friend of Brent forever, Stephen Cash Stephen Cash, May 20, 2022 I graduated from Seymour High School in 1973 and I fondly recall Brent as a wonderful guy with strong leadership abilities. Even though I haven’t seen Brent in years, I still always think of him when I pass by his childhood home in the small community of Red Springs. May God comfort his wife and family in the days to come. LaGayle Scott Stephenson , February 25, 2022 Sad to learn of Brent’s passing. Prayers for his family and friends. I coached and taught Brent during his freshman year at Seymour. He was one of those outstanding young men that you remember and I am proud to see what a great man that he became. Larry Roberts, February 24, 2022 Deepest Sympathy Cindy and Family!! May God comfort you in this sad time!! Kathey Pederson, February 20, 2022 Sorry for your loss cuz. Wish I could have met him,seems like he was a very good man. John Kinsey, February 19, 2022 Sure am gonna miss you, brother in law!! Thanks for a lifetime of memories, the best cornbread dressing ever, and especially for being my sister's love of her life. I promise to watch after her and make sure she's ok. You are one in a million, even though you gave me grief about my Cowboys!! Love you always, Beth Elizabeth DeBiaso , February 18, 2022 Brent and I were so close growing up. He was like a brother to me - and I guess from a genealogical perspective he was, being my double-first cousin. As we grew up and had families of our own, we didn’t talk as much but when we were together, it was as if we were never apart. As we grew older and our parents and family members aged, Brent and I talked a lot more and became close again. Can’t wait to see him again one day. Heaven gained a great man this week. Larissa (Albright) Schmidt, February 18, 2022