A Celebration of Life Service for Albert Hernandez will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church - Mineola at 10:00 AM. Visitation for Mr. Hernandez will be Friday, October 2, 2020, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. There will be extended viewing on Thursday, October 1, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM as well.
Albert Hernandez was born on January 10, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to Frances Vasquez (Gonzales) and Leon Hernandez. Albert attended Adamson High School in Dallas and was a life-long fan of the metroplex professional sports teams. As a youth and as an adult, he played baseball and basketball. Albert's successful careers stemmed from his competitive spirit and determination. In his youth, he began by delivering newspapers, served as a department manager for Sears and Roebuck, became a union carpenter with special assignments at Henry C, Beck Company and Avery Mason Contractors. Special projects included the Dallas Public Library, Plaza of the Americas, Texas Instruments, and the Zale’s Building. He achieved his goal of working with Freeman Decorating, which is the largest exhibitor service company, and joined the department management team. This trade show and event planning industry organizes, manages, operates, and promotes trade shows, conventions, and meetings.
In the year 2006, Albert, and his wife Linda, ventured into Holly Lake Ranch in East Texas. He found life fulfillment and many pleasures from this move to the country where he continued his love of country western dancing. Albert joined the First United Methodist Church of Mineola, Methodist men and attended Bible studies at Holly Tree Chapel, Mineola First Christian Church and Hawkins Methodist, where he participated in a Sunday school class. He was especially blessed with these friendships. It was through their care, compassion, guidance and direction that Albert found the Lord in 2011. After moving, Albert began a life of volunteerism. He joined the Kiwanis Clubs of Mineola and Holly Lake Ranch where he quickly became known as a “work-horse” in service projects that benefited the children of the world. With his wife Linda, he served with the East Texas Food Bank, Mineola Caring and Sharing, The Salvation Army, and with the students at Jarvis Christian College. His walk to Emmaus strengthened his spiritual life and he actively participated with Reunion Groups and Gatherings. Albert loved and appreciated the members and the Sacraments of Holy Family Catholic Church - Lindale and cherished his celebrating with them.
Albert was preceded in death by his father, Leon Hernandez, mother, Frances Gonzales, stepfather, Gregorio Gonzalez, and brother Guadalupe Ledesma. Albert is survived by his wife Linda Hernandez, siblings, Josie Olivarez, Richard Rodriguez, wife Olga, Virginia Garfias, husband Joe, and Yolanda Murillo, husband Johnny. His children are Corri Ford, Deanna King, husband Mike, Eric Hernandez, wife Karla. His stepchildren John Wilson, and Mary Cobb, husband Jonathon, Albert's sister-in-law Betty Gellert, and husband Ted. Albert was also fortunate to have 16 grandchildren, Jake, Jordan, Faith, Nicholas, Xander, Zane, Aiden, Sammy, Ben, Jessica, John, Julie, Nicki, Gabriel, Luke, and Kate. Albert will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews who will remember his love for them and rooting with him for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
Pallbearers: Member of the Kiwanians of TX/OK Division 34
Past Governor Sam Curry, Mineola,
Past President George Hansen, Holly Lake Ranch
Past President Jeff Joven, Hide-a-Way Lake
Past President Tom Lewis, Holly Lake Ranch
Trustee David Lockridge, Tyler Rose
Alan McNear, Holly Lake Ranch
Past Lt. Governor Sherry Bridges, Quitman
Jim Dixon, Holly Lake Ranch
Past Lt. Governor Danny Dorsey
President Rodney Duplechain
Past Lt. Governor Erby Eikner
Past Lt. Governor Lula Johnson, Gilmer
Dr. Mike Schley
The family asked that in lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the Kiwanis Club of Holly Lake Ranch - Albert Hernandez Memorial Fund - C/O Reid Shanks, 287 Misty Glen, Holly Lake Ranch, Texas 75765.