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Dr. Lawrence "Larry" R. Albright II, 75, Webb City, Mo., entered into rest on Feb. 4, 2018 at Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, in Tulsa, Okla., following an extended illness.
Larry was born July 17, 1942, at St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Lawrence R. and Dorothy V. (Walden) Albright. He graduated from Benton High School in 1960, completed his bachelor's degree at NW MO State University in 1964 and completed his master's degree and PhD in 1969 at the University of Nebraska. He was a member of the TKE Fraternity. He was a professor at MSSU, teaching chemistry at MSSU, 37 years full-time and 10 years part-time, retiring in 2006.
Larry earned his Masonic Degree in 1963, was awarded his 50-year pin in 2013 and had served as past Grandmaster of Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Missouri, 1993-1994 and Past Grand Patron, Order of Eastern Star of Missouri in 1999. He held the office of Grand Chaplain, 2006-2007; Grand Orator, 2002-2003 and DDGL, 1985-1986. He received his Scottish Rite Degree in 1966, his 32nd KCCH degree in 1981 and his 33rd degree in 1991.
Larry and Shirley (Hook) were married on Sept. 21, 1984, in Joplin. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Alan Albright and wife, Shelley, of Seneca, and Justin Albright and wife, Krystal, of Joplin; two grandsons, Ethan Albright and fiancé, Wesleigh, and Ayden Albright; a great-granddaughter, Ardis, due to arrive in March. His adopted family, Jody Austin and husband, Kevin, and their children, Alex and Nick, of Springfield; special friends, Pat Stubblefield, Billie Kramer and the 1997-1999 grand family; cousins and friends.
Masonic and Rose Croix services will be held on Friday, Feb. 9th, at 6 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, in Joplin, with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.
Contributions, in memory of Larry, may be made to Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple Building Preservation Fund, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on February 7, 2018
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