James Frank Albritton
1949 - 2020
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James Frank Albritton passed peacefully in his sleep on July 3, 2020 and woke in the presence of his Heavenly Father. Jim spent his formative years in Arcadia where he played football and baseball, while breaking horses to raise money for his first car. He attended Desoto High School and the University of South Florida majoring in sociology. During college he started with Belk Lindsey, worked his way up to a store manager, relocated to run several store locations, and stayed with the retail chain for 25 years before settling in Sebring. Jim then decided to get his insurance license and opened Southern Insurance Agency, which he successfully owned for more than 15 years. He strongly believed in giving back to his community and spent many years as a Sebring Sunrise Rotarian, 4-H Horse Program "barn dad," served as President of Sebring Noon Kiwanis and Heartland Horses for Handicap. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Avon Park, where he occasionally taught spirited Sunday school lessons. For fun, Jim and Dr. Jeff Saunders formed a southern rock band named "J bar J" and played various local venues. Jim's greatest joy during retirement was being Papa to his five grandchildren - Jim, Maxwell, Clarke, Trip, Amelia, and a granddaughter on the way.

Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife Cathy Turner Albritton, who spent 27 years at each other's side. His mother JoAnn Albritton and sister Marlene (Rick) Borst of Bonifay, Florida. His children; J.J. (Ashley) Albritton of Bradenton, Ashley Albritton of Avon Park, Joshua Albritton of Bradenton, and Sarah (Justin) Timmons of Avon Park.

A service will be held July 17 (Friday) at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Avon Park, 100 North Lake Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to HeartlandHorses.org (Heartland Horses Equine Activity & Learning) in Jim's memory.

Services entrusted to:

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home

111 East Circle Street

Avon Park, FL 33825

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Published in Washington County News from Jul. 10 to Jul. 15, 2020.
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July 12, 2020
Sorry for your loss and he will be sadly missed
Raleigh and Judy Turnbull
July 10, 2020
My dear Cathy, so sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers for you and family
Nellie Bair
July 10, 2020
Ms Joann, I am so sorry for the loss of your son! May God be with you and your family!❤
Jackie Rickett
July 10, 2020
Joann, Marlene , Cathy and family...we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May God comfort you with his Spirit as only he canlove you all
Dorothy and Billy Hines
July 9, 2020
Cathy, were so very sorry for you and your familys loss....hold your memories close....youre all in our thoughts and prayers With Love!
Lucy & Perry Prescott
July 9, 2020
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Mona Sutphin-ONeill
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