Albert Funderburk Glins
Mr. Albert Funderburk Glins was born March 30, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed from this life Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 in Lockhart, Texas at the age of 81 years and seven months.
Albert was born to Martha Funderburk and spent several of his early growing up years in the Philippines with Capt. and Mrs. Perry Byerly. As a teenager, Albert returned to the States, and
at age 17, he was adopted by Harry Glins, to whom his mother Martha was married. Harry”s adoption of Albert enabled him to enlist as a minor in the United States Navy at the onset of World War II. Albert served in the Pacific Theater of that war, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Montpelier.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy in December 1945 with the rank of Seaman Second Class. Upon returning to the States, he met Miss Amanda White, whose father, Master Sergeant Herbert White, and wife, Susie, were stationed with the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
On June 12, 1949, in Seguin, he married Miss White, who had just graduated from high school. Amanda bore him one daughter, Amelia Louise (or Amy), whom he affectionately referred to as “Dink,” in 1954. Albert was married to Amanda for 33 years before her death to complications of diabetes on Nov. 15, 1982. In the early years while married to Amanda, Albert made his living driving a cab and working for the city bus service in San Antonio, but later worked his way up to holding service station franchises through Enco (later Exxon) in Martindale and San Marcos. After Amanda passed on to be with the Lord, Albert met and married Mrs. Ruby Schultz, who was herself a widow at the time. They married May 12, 1983. Albert and Ruby celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on May 12, 2005. Albert retired a little more than a year ago, but while married to Ruby, he worked in several convenience stores in the Lockhart area as a fuel station attendant and store cashier.
Albert succumbed to the effects of a six-month battle with abdominal cancer on Sunday. Relative to his spiritual life, Albert became a Christian shortly after his daughter”s birth. In the years preceding Amanda”s death, Albert grew greatly in his Christian faith, and was ordained as a deacon by Martindale Baptist Church. Although he had not been actively involved in church for several years, Albert on several occasions in recent years, and most recently during the illness which took his life, reaffirmed his faith in Christ. Based on his confession of faith in Christ, dear loved ones and friends, Albert is in the presence of Christ at this very moment, in accordance with the teachings found in the Holy Scriptures. Today, Albert suffers no longer from the malady which plagued him in recent months. God has healed him, and has now promoted him to glory!
Albert was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Funderburk Glins Meir, and by his first wife, Amanda. He is survived by his second wife, Ruby of Lockhart, and by his daughter, Amy, of Longview, Texas. He is also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and by a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 3, 2005 at McCurdy Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale, Rev. Robert Hudman officiating. Pallbearers attending will be Mike Donnelly, Pete Schultze, Len Modgling, Ernie Schultze, Jimmy Ray Buehring and Don Dailey.
Arrangements under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home.