Albert Franklin Shultz, age 94, husband of Maxine V. Shultz, of Mill Gap, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at Bridgewater Retirement Community.
He was born December 7, 1925 at the old Shultz home place in Mill Gap, a son of the late John Ashby and Mary Margaret (Gum) Shultz.
Mr. Shultz was a patriot and proud veteran who served with honor in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his time in the Army, he went on to become an owner-operator of Allegheny Hardwoods, Inc., an occupation he truly loved and suited him well. Additionally, he and his wife had owned and operated Mill Gap Supply, raised both cattle and sheep and in his later years drove a school bus for Highland County Public Schools. Throughout the years Albert provided many jobs in the community and will be well remembered for always possessing a life-long respect and fondness for all those he had employed. In much the same manner, he held a special place in his heart for the many children who had been on his bus route.
Albert was a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder, Charter member of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club, member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1530, and held membership with the former V.F.W Post 9666. Additionally, Mr. Shultz served many years as trustee of Green Hill Cemetery, member of the Highland County Fair Association, and was a past member of the Highland County School Board.
A wealth of knowledge, Albert was a local historian and enjoyed telling stories and educating people of Highland County’s history. He also enjoyed hunting, being around his hunting cohorts at camp, as well as being outdoors fishing, ginsenging, and digging ramps. Albert also loved fox chasing, attending fairs and square dances, or to simply take a ride through the countryside.
To his family Albert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and provider. And, to the community of Highland he will be fondly remembered as a champion and life-long promoter of the county and all it has to offer.
In addition to his parents, predeceased family members include his brother, Everett “Shorty” Stewart Shultz; sisters, Mary Lydia Graham, Ulreca Gum Shultz and Capitola Black Shultz.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 67 years, are daughters, Capitola “Cappie” Shultz Hull of Hightown, Sherry Shultz Sullenberger and husband, Robin of Mill Gap, and Mary Shultz Moomaw and husband, Kevin of Orkney Springs; grandchildren, John Ira Hull and wife, Kim of Mt. Sidney, Jacob Franklin Hull and wife, Amy of Harrisonburg, Drew Sullenberger of Falls Church, Capitola Black Jackson and husband, Colby of Monterey, Margaret Conn Moomaw of Arlington, and Elizabeth Stewart Moomaw of Orkney Springs; great-grandchildren, Tobin and Bennett Hull, Hayden, Jayden and Jackson Hull, and Dyer and Lenny Jackson; as well as a special cousin, Kring Campbell of Staunton.
A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.
As a man who loved children more and more as he aged, and in honor of his special friend, “Little Sarge Brady” the family requests memorial donations be made to the Highland Children’s House, PO BOX 527, Monterey, VA 24465.
Letters of condolences may be mailed to Maxine Shultz, Serenity House, Bridgewater Home, 302 N. 2nd Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
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