Mr. Charles Hopkins Albritton III, 66, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at Duke University Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Born May, 3, 1951, Charles was the eldest child of Charles Hopkins Albritton, Jr and Bille Johnson Albritton. Following graduation from high school, Charles completed his secondary education at Campbell College, what is today Campbell University. After graduating from college, Charles joined in the operation and management of a family enterprise, The Albritton Company, assuming its presidency upon the death of his father. Professionally, Charles was instrumental in establishing and partnering with several ventures ranging from real estate, to subsidiary entities of family holdings, to Tile Restoration Incorporated (TRI) which is operated by his sons.
Charles had many interests and hobbies but a love of horses possessed much of his passion. Both community and civic oriented, he was always willing to aide and advise interests that promoted Hookerton, Greene County, and ultimately eastern North Carolina. He loved to play golf and could often be found at Cutter Creek with friends and family enjoying a round. Charles was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Kinston and loved his church family and the Christian fellowship that it offered.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bille Johnson Albritton of Hookerton; children, Brad Albritton and wife, Amanda of Kinston, Ryan Albritton and wife, Jenna of Winterville, and Blair Albritton Taft and husband, Thomas of Greenville; grandchildren, Lily Albritton, Jack Albritton, Graham Albritton, Carter Albritton and Thomas Taft III; sisters, Deborah Albritton Katkaveck and husband, Steve of Hookerton, and Donna Albritton of Raleigh; brothers, Paul Albritton of Kinston and David Albritton and wife, Anne of Kinston; and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A service to celebrate and remember Charles’ life will be held 2 PM Thursday, January 18, at Grace Fellowship Church, 327 Academy Heights Road, Kinston, NC, with Pastor Jason McKnight officiating. Committal services will immediately follow at the Hookerton UMC Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Charles’ memory to the NC Horse Council, 4904 Waters Edge Drive #290, Raleigh, NC 27606. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com
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I have many fond memories of working for Charles at The Albritton Company waaaaaay back in the days when the best way to reach Charles was by pager- It always obvious to me that he loved life, loved his family and friends and loved people in general. He will be missed, but how blessed we were to have known him!
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Mary Councilman and Family lit a candle on Jan 17 2018 09:35:58 AM
God blesses us in so many ways in life! As we get older, we realize that if one blessing happens to be a very close friend; someone who is always there no matter what, we have received a rare blessing. We were fortunate to have shared the good times and not so good times and you know without question if you need them they are on the way at any time day or night. You never even say what the need is, they just know as your friend that they want to be there or share the thoughts. If someone can say that they have one such friend in their lifetime, they have truly been blessed. My TX and NC family had such a friend. Since the days of playing together as small children in Hookerton, NC and sharing Granny's fried pies, Charles and I have truly been best friends. Even as we grew up and I moved away, we continued that closeness and stayed in touch. His love for my family; horses; the Fort Worth Stockyards and Western Swing; Pearls; and, the NFR allowed Stephanie and our boys the pleasure of being around Charles. Just recently his trip to Texas with his family gave our final opportunity to meet at Champs with him. Every time I wear jeans, a cowboy hat, or dance in the Stockyards, we will remember and miss more of the wonderful times spent with Charles. God has a new cowboy in heaven riding his horse with no pain! May God bless and keep his family through this time of sadness and celebration for the loss of a loving Father and friend.
George, Stephanie, Will, and Elliott Taylor
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So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family. What a blessing Charles was to everyone . He had such a way of making everyone feel so special. He will truly be missed
Jim and Carol Tomlinson
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