Welcome to the
memorial page for
Albert Hairston Jr.
July 29, 1927
~November 22, 2022
Albert Hairston Jr., was born on July 27, 1929 in West Point, GA. He departed this life on November 22, 2022 at 9:43 am peacefully in his sleep with his only child Albert Hairston right by his side, at the ripe young age of 95 years old.
Born to Albert and Alice Hairston. He attended Tenth Street High School in West Point and graduated, May 1950. He married Dorothy Spencer on September 8, 1952. They were married for 68 years, until God called Dorothy home on January 24, 2021.
He served for 30 years with The United States Army, where he received a multitude of citations that included The Bronze Star, Gallantry Cross, The Legion of Merit and various other medals and awards. He achieved the Rank of Commander Sergeant Major while servicing two tours in Vietnam.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 266 in Neptune, NJ; Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 2639; Cobra One Motorcycle Club in Asbury Park, NJ; Mount Mariah Lodge 22-4 AFM; Royal Art Mason, Saint Matthew; Knights Templar; 32* Saint Lukes; Shriner Memphis Temple 401s in Asbury Park, NJ Prince Hall; Protective Order of Elks of the World 587, John Johnson Lodge in Eatontown, NJ.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his only son, Albert Hairston III; 3 granddaughters; 4 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Special thanks to Latisha Jones, Registered Nurse and Rose, CNA from Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey for all the Care and Love you showed Sergeant Major Albert Hairston, Jr.
Sergeant Major Albert Hairston Jr., warmly known as "Sarge," will truly be missed by many. We love you and will carry our memories with us until we see you again. The family would like to express their Sincere Thanks for all the kind words and expressions of Love during this difficult time. I would like to extend a very special thank you to Alice Williams for the care she provided in Sarge's most difficult period in life. Just as he did for many in his life time, he was spoiled to the end.