Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Albert Reece Starnes

Albert Reece Starnes, 86, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Thursday June 7, 2018 at his home. His funeral service will be 3 PM Saturday June 23, 2018 in Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Lowell Brown officiating with Military Rites conducted by the Stanly County DAV Ritual Team. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM on Friday June 22, 2018 at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Albert was born June 25, 1931 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Lawson David Starnes and Florence Dix Starnes. Mr. Starnes retired from Collins & Aikman of Albemarle. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Starnes is survived by three daughters Donna Spikes of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl Starnes Henty of Salisbury, NC and Denise Melton of Concord, NC; five grandchildren Kendra Glenn, Justin Jones, Jenna Cranford, Allie Melton and Jarrett Tran; five great-grandchildren Lexi Glenn, Austin Glenn, Drake Jones, Mallory Jones and Atticus Melton.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Starnes family.



  • Margaret Owens Posted June 8, 2018 3:32 pm

    Donna Spikes Cheryl Starnes Henty and Denise Melton So sorry for the loss of father, he will be missed by all. I will miss seeing him riding down the road in his truck he built and seeing his 3 wheeler’s. Prayer’s for u all

  • Rick Burris Posted June 8, 2018 8:38 pm

    Brother you will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.

  • Billie Jo Bunn Posted June 9, 2018 8:24 am

    I always enjoyed seeing Albert at C&A. He was so kind and respectful.

  • Jay Higginbotham Posted June 9, 2018 10:01 am

    Was such A Shock to hear of My Friend’s passing !! Albert was such A Great Man and Friend to know . Was Always Great to see him and to see his Accomplishments from our last visits together . We never told each other Goodbye as he knew I lived a long way from him !! (Polkton) We would Always say to each other , I Will See You NEXT TIME !! Rest in Peace , My Friend …..as We will Meet Again ….SOMEDAY !!!

  • Tim & Debbie Slack Posted June 9, 2018 2:11 pm

    Donna, Cheryl and Denise,
    We so sorry to hear about Ab’s passing and he was always so good and Tim loved to go see him and all his Rides. He will be missed by so many. If we can help please let us know. We love and have you all in our prayers.

  • Tammy shackelford Posted June 9, 2018 5:13 pm

    Will truly be missed such a good person,so sorry for his family!

  • Robert high Posted June 10, 2018 12:36 am

    Sorry for youll loss I will miss seetng himat Bojangles of a morning

  • Johnnie R Faulkner Posted June 10, 2018 3:16 pm

    We are very sorry to hear about Albert. Our prayers are with the family.

  • Bill Bowers (peachland, n.c.) Posted June 12, 2018 10:20 am

    was a good friend (bought a 2 wheel garden tractor form him several years ago). Will miss seeing him passing on my way to Albermarle, N.C, Prayers and thought for the family.

  • Jeremiah Almond Posted June 12, 2018 3:51 pm

    Our prayers are with you, the family, in the days to come. We are very sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you in the days to come.

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