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Paul Albury

May 8, 1928 — October 16, 2020

Tavernier

Paul “Everette” Albury Jr., age 92, passed away on Oct. 16, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1928 in Key West, Florida. A true “Conch,” born to Paul Everette Albury Sr. and Doris Knowles, he graduated from Key West High School in 1945 and lived his entire life in Tavernier, Florida. He married his true love, Shirley Ann King, on Oct. 3, 1952.

His career, as his life, was always community service oriented. He began working at the Old Tavern Store in 1941 for H.S. McKenzie where he became manager from 1947-1950.  From 1950-1952, Everette served his country in the US Army, including 18 months in Korea.  After returning from the war he began a 30-year career at the Tavernier Post Office where he served as Postmaster. Additionally, he worked at the Monroe County Tax Collector's Office and served on the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association Board. He led an active life and was always involved in community programs including:  Co-Founder with 25 years of service with the Tavernier Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department, Worshipful Master and District Deputy Grand Master for the Florida Keys Masonic Lodge No. 336, member of the Mahi Shrine and Upper Keys Shrine Club, Scout Master to Boy Scout Troop 588, and driver of the Sunday School bus for Burton Memorial United Methodist Church for many years. His work with the church never ceased and he remained an active member and integral part of the community until the end. Faith and family were always at the forefront and provided much of the foundation to a life well lived.

Everette was beloved and is remembered as kind, caring, and generous. He loved sharing stories about the “old days” and insight into Florida Keys history. Everette was able to leave his mark and gave many interviews about life growing up in the Historic Keys including recounts about surviving the 1935 Hurricane.

He will join in rest his dear wife of 46 years, Shirley Ann, who preceded him in death (1998).

He is survived by his sister, JoAnne Moore; his two children, Alden Albury and Lisa Albury; his two granddaughters, Danielle and Jennifer; as well as his faithful companion dog, Snickers, who was always at his side.  He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony is being planned for a future date.

Memorial contributions can be made to:

Florida Keys Masonic Lodge No. 336

PO Box 735 Tavernier, Florida 33070

&

Burton Memorial United Methodist Church

93301 Overseas Hwy Tavernier, Florida 33070

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