The Washington Times-Herald


December 31, 2012

Gary Albright

Dec. 25, 1932 - Dec. 29, 2012

SHOALS — Gary D. Albright, 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 5:17 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. He was born on Christmas Day in 1932 to Orville and Ruby (Grindstaff) Albright. Gary graduated with the Class of 1950 from Shoals High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. In 1956 he went to work for Andy Winkle, who had a Pontiac dealership in Loogootee, and in 1958 they acquired a Chevrolet dealership. He then became the owner and operator of Chevyland, a new auto dealership, in 1966. He continued ownership until 1994, adding a line of Oldsmobiles in 1972, was a Ward school bus distributor, and also operated Winklease Leasing Company. He served on the National and Indiana Auto Dealer associations, both on regional and international levels and was a 25-year member of General Motors Action Through Communication Board. He received special recognition as a 25-year auto dealer from Chevrolet, Pontiac and Oldsmobile corporations. He was a faithful member and attendee of the Shoals United Methodist Church. He held various church leadership positions throughout the years, including teaching a young adult Sunday school class, and was currently serving as chairman of the church finance committee. He was a 25-year member of the Loogootee Lions Club, 55-year member of the Shoals American Legion Post 61, 50-year member of the White River Masonic Lodge F. and A.M., and Martin County Salvation Army chairman for 25 years. He also served on the Vincennes University Foundation and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel for his exemplary service and citizenship. Gary was most famous for his two “pet” buffaloes, Walter and Harvey, during the time he resided on Hwy. 50 East, and the area is still affectionately referred to as Buffalo Bottoms. On May 30, 1953, Gary married Dorothy Jeffris in Bicknell. They were blessed with two sons, Cary L. and Tamara L. Albright of Shoals, and William J. Albright of Lawrenceville, Ill. There are five grandchildren, Calli M. (Joseph) Crane, Danielle P. Albright, Amanda N. (William) Heckard, Brandon Ettelt, and Lee William Albright; great-granddaughter, Alexis N. Heckard; and brother Larry and Mary Ellen Albright. He is preceded in death by his parents and Aunt Madge and Uncle Andrew Winkle who raised him. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shoals United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by Shoals American Legion Post 61. Memorials may be made to Shoals United Methodist Church general fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online to the family at

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