Goliad – Phil Alton (P.A.) Albrecht, Sr. passed away on early Father’s Day morning, June 21, 2020. He was born on October 12, 1925 in Weesatche, Texas to A.M. and Meta Urban Albrecht. P.A. was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, both in Goliad as well as the agricultural community. He was raised in Weesatche throughout his childhood and graduated from Goliad High School. P.A. continued his education at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, where he pursued his lifelong passion for cattle ranching.
Shortly after college, P. A. began following in his father, Alonozo’s footsteps, they operated a cattle ranch, alongside each other. Together they were renowned pioneers of an F1 Breeding Program, crossing Brahma and Hereford Cows in South Texas. P.A. was also a game conservation activist throughout his life, working to protect wildlife and be a voice for preserving local habitats. He helped introduce the white tail deer species in Northwest Goliad County and received the Outstanding Game Conservation Award in 1972.
P.A., along with Tom Cunningham formed the Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association in 1977. He served as the Association’s State Vice President for many years, making a lasting difference for the future of local cattlemen across Texas. A few of his many important roles during his 94-year legacy were, President of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Council, Advisory Board for Yorktown Community Hospital, President of the Weesatche School Board and President of the Goliad ISD School Board. P.A. was also an outstanding member of the Goliad County Appraisal Board and positively influenced local youth as a 4-H Rifle Range instructor, safely teaching the program on his property.
He became a father in 1952 to daughter, Christy and welcomed his son, Phil Albrecht Jr. in 1955. In 1980, P.A. ventured into a Petroleum Landman career working for companies such as Hilliard Oil & Gas, Clayton Williams and Tri-C Oil & Gas. P.A. married, Milledean Albrecht in April of 1981 and they resided in Goliad County.
P.A. is survived by his wife, Milledean; their loyal canine companion, “Little Bit”; his children, Christy Paulsgrove and husband, Steve; son, Phil Albrecht and stepson, Tim Westphal and wife, Connie. He is also survived by grandsons, Casey Horny and wife, Cara, Jamison Horny, Matthew Albrecht and wife, Katherine, and Whitson Albrecht; granddaughter, Alexa Albrecht; great grandchildren, Carsyn, Breslyn, Evelyn, and Yates; step-grandchildren, Amy Jo Westphal, Chris Westphal, Eric Westphal and Jeffery Westphal.
Tuesday, June 23, at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad, you may sign the guest book and pay your respects from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Kevin Karnei at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Cemetery in Weesatche, Texas on the following day, Wednesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. In respect to safety precautions during this time, you may either listen to the service from your car radio from the parking lot or social distance at the cemetery.
Pallbearers include Matthew Albrecht, Whitson Albrecht, Casey Horny, Jamison Horny, Chris Westphal, Eric Westphal, Jeffery Westphal and Vaughan Kelley. Honorary Pallbearers are H.L. Bammert, E.J. Bammert, Melvin Luker, Bobby De Le Garza, David Kelley, Robert Sellers and Paul Garcia.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Yoakum Nursing Home as well as long-time caretaker Gloria Garza. We also recognize care and concern shown by Larry Semander, in addition to all employees of the Goliad Pharmacy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given in honor of P.A. Albrecht to either the Goliad Education Foundation at Goliad ISD or the Goliad County Library.
Grace Funeral Home, Goliad