Donald Franklin Albaugh

March 28, 1922 - February 23, 2012

Donald Franklin Albaugh Sr. was born March 28, 1922 at Frederick, Maryland to Clarence Albaugh and Lena Shilt Albaugh. He married Geraldine Garner on November 23, 1944 at Washington, D.C.. He died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock, AR at the age of 89. He was a resident of Cabot, AR.

Don served his nation in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II. He then spent a few years as a Radio Officer in the Merchant Marines. He graduated from San Diego State College in 1951. After graduating from college he became an FBI Special Agent where he served until 1974. After retiring from the FBI he returned to the sea as a member of the American Radio Association serving for 25 years as a Master Radio Electronics Officer on U.S. registered ships. He was a member of the American Legion, Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Church of Christ.

He is survived by wife, Geraldine Albaugh of Cabot, Arkansas; son, Donald F. Albaugh, Jr. and wife Kimberly of Mercer Island, Washington; daughter, Maureen Mabe and husband John Allan of Sherwood, Arkansas; granddaughter, Sandie Lynn Albaugh Hatcher of Walden, New York; granddaughter, Emma Dawn Albaugh of Mercer Island, Washington; great-grandchildren, Britt Allen Hatcher, Krystine Hatcher, Kayela Hatcher; great-great-granddaughter, Hailey Jesslynn Dunn; brother-in-law, Freddie Ray Garner of Whitewright, Texas; nieces, Donna Dockery and Leslie Thomas; and nephew, Kirk Albaugh. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Albaugh; great-granddaughter, Jessica Hatcher; niece, Lynn Albaugh Robinson.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:00pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Mr. Frazier Conley. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Military Honors will be provided by U.S. Army Honor Guard, Fort Hood, Texas.

Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Tuesday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6-8pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas.

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John,Maureen,and Jerri(all I know in the family) May you draw from God's strength at this time. From Don's obituary I had no idea what a diversifed man he was. Partly for health reaons, both his and mine, I never got to know Don very well. This is my loss. Maybe we will meet him in the eternal realm and sit down and talk! Affecionlly, Robert Wingfield, February 29, 2012 We are sorry for the loss and are thinking of you. We will keep you in our prayers. Ron and Judy Cook, February 27, 2012