Sterling Dennis Wayne “Tuffy” Albright, 71, of rural Centralia, died at 10:35 a.m., Monday September 4, 2017, at his home after an extended illness.

   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday September 7, 2017, at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico. Rev. Stanley Hudson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 p.m. to service time at Pickering Funeral Home.

   Sterling was born August 15, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the son of John Francis and Ruby May (Early) Albright. On August 14, 1966, in Mexico, he married Kathy Jean Turpin who survives.

   Tuffy worked for 33 years with A.P. Green Refractories. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping and he loved spending time with family and friends.

   In addition to his wife Kathy, survivors include one son, Sterling Albright and wife Mary, Kingdom City; two daughters, Angela Albright, Centralia, and Crystal Riley and husband Ronald, Bowling Green; one sister, Rosalie Graves, Sedalia, one sister-in-law, Etta Albright, Mexico; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and his parents.

   Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

My Sincerest Condolences to Kathy Albright my dear friend, and her family. - Michelle (Campbell) Flowerree

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Crystal. Prayers to you and your family. - Teresa and Bob Cunningham and family
Our family will dearly miss Tuffy! Our love and prayers are with each and every one of his family! - The Florida Gang
A sad and joyful time for our loved ones to depart us and go to Heaven for eternal peace and wait for us to join them. We never really want them to leave us, but wish them well with blessings and the confront that we will follow in time and rejoin them. My sympathies to the family. - Thomas Creed (Tommy)
Tuffy will be dearly missed by all of us at the Dialysis clinic ! It won't be the same without him !! He's a one of a kind good genuine person so glad our lives have crossed !! Love and prayers for all of you !! - Robin


Love you Uncle Tuffy, peace to your will be dearly missed. - Debra Albright Hale

So sorry to hear of your loss Sterling and Mary. Prayers to you and your family during this time of loss. - Tanya Beasley

So heartbreaking to depart with a loved one, our family (Rosalie Albright Endsley Graves downline) will always cherish our memories of our Uncle Tuffy. We send our love to his family and wish you comfort and peace knowing that someday we all will be able to see him again in the hereafter. He made our lives better for knowing him. Katie (Linda Moore) Our family siblings in order of birth, Patricia, Linda (Katie), August, Alford, Ruby, Allen (Richie), Rebecca, Randy. - Linda (Katie) Endsley Moore

So sorry for your loss Aunt Kathy and family, will dearly miss him, loved him dearly. - Sharon Prueitt & Famuly

What a good neighbor and man. Codolences to Kathy and family. - Alan and Sam Smith, and family.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you - Penny Dahl
We're so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. - Tommy and Ola Jean Riley
Ron Albright, I'm sorry for the loss of your Uncle! We will be praying for you all! Love, Jeff and Sally Elwood, IN. - Rev. Jeff Haill

Sterling and wife, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I was Director of Personnel and hired you to work with our company. Hope your wonderful memories and photos will comfort you. I just lost my father and I know exactly how you are feeling.... My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Julia Pottebaum

He was a good man. Sorry for your loss. - Shawn

Kathy, prayers for you and your family!! Enjoy all your wonderful memories and allow those close to you to help, draw your strength from them, most of all take care yourself too. Love you and will continue to pray and think of you at this time. - Julie A Camp (Fierge)

So sorry for your loss Kathy Albright. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Margaret Wallace Ward

Kathy, I'm so deeply sorry for your loss and for your whole family. May God give you strength and comfort. 💖 - Melanie Pace Mosley

He was a great grandpa, and he will be dearly missed - Ethan Riley

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