In Loving Memory…

William H. Albin

William Hugh Albin, 83, of Otterville, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.

He was born October 16, 1934, in Holden, son of Hugh Milton Albin and Flora Pearl (Moore) Albin.

Bill served in the National Guard and was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

On September 25, 1959, in Otterville, he was married to Carolyn Marie (Castle), who survives of the home.

Bill earned a B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. He taught industrial arts and coached basketball in Otterville and Wellington from 1956 to 1966. In 1963, he started his well drilling business, eventually locating it in Otterville as Albin Drilling and Quarrying. He retired from the family business in 2000. In addition, he raised cattle and stayed busy on the farm. He enjoyed collecting vintage cars.

Bill served his community on the Otterville Volunteer Fire Department Board and the IOOF Cemetery Board, and was a member of the Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Carolyn, of the home; three daughters, Kathy Zink, Cheryl Albin and Christi McKinney (Steve), all of Otterville; five grandchildren, Kasey, Kaleb, Billy, Carrie Jo, and Katie; two great-grandchildren, Lexie and Rhett; a sister, Margaret Howerton, of Chilhowee; and a brother, John Albin, of Clinton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Rowan; and a brother, Robert Albin.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Jeff Page officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date in IOOF Cemetery in Otterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to IOOF Cemetery.


  1. Jill Oser and Betty Starke :

    So sorry for your loss, he will be missed for sure.

  2. So sorry for the loss of such a great man. Loved growing up around him and his wonderful family. Prayers to all

  3. Barbara O'Brien :

    So sorry your loss Carolyn. Bill was one of the good guys. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Billy and Julie May :

    To the family, our deepest condolences and prayers.

  5. Kathy, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. You are in my prayers. May GOD hold you as you go through this time of grief.
    Lori Sholly
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  6. Robert & Sandra Schoen :

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to family.

  7. Jami Crist Williams :

    So sorry for your families loss.

  8. Sorry for your families loss! Bill was a great guy. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend!

  9. Andy and Sharon Crist :

    We were so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Your family will be in our prayers.

  10. Shelly Schweer :

    So sorry for your loss may you find peace and comfort in the days to come sending many prayers and hugs you all are in our thoughts during this difficult time !

  11. Melvin and Jo Ann Thierfelder, :

    So sorry Carolyn and Family for your loss We always enjoyed visiting with Bill. Bill was one of the most honest man one could ever know

  12. Charles and Virginia Mc. Queen :

    In our thoughts and prayers! !

  13. Lori (Hicks) Waddell :

    Very sorry for your loss. ✨💕💐

  14. Pamela and Tom Downing :

    My deepest sympathies to your family. No words can ease your pain but I hope you can find peace in Christ’s promise of eternal life. God’s blessing, Pam Downing.

  15. I am so sorry for your loss ,my Prayers are with you .

  16. I have a lot of fond memories of the days at OHS with “Coach”. Our sympathy to his fine family.

  17. Carolyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember him most from the good old days at Otterville High when he was my basketball coach. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Judy (Hansen) Maggard

  18. Carolyn and family-so sorry for your loss. We are never prepared to let them go.
    Rodney Hammack and family

  19. I am so sorry. Your family are in our thoughts

  20. Carolyn and family, so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Am going to miss him at Katy Manor, he was always ready to speak to me.

  21. Wendy Zumsteg Kitting :

    So many fond memories; always a smile on his face. Praying for comfort during this time for your families.

  22. Cathey Schrader :

    Kathy & Cheryl,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families.

  23. Charlie and Sharon Boggs :

    We are Blessed knowing the Albin Family, Bill will be missed, condolences and Prayers to the Family.

  24. So very sorry for your loss, prayers for your family and my deepest sympathies.

  25. Paul and Wilma Watring :

    Paul and I were so sorry to hear about Bill. I remember when we had our fire in 2000. Lighting hit the electric wire that came into the house. Paul cut the electric wires to stop the fire, not knowing then we couldn’t get any water. Bill fixed them back so we could get water. And many a time in freezing weather when we had a well go out , he was there. I know your whole family will miss him.

  26. Jeff Ransdell Jr :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent your family.

  27. Peter A. Bergman :

    I have always had fond memories of the time I spent as one of Mr. Bill Albin’s students and it was really nice to see him at our Class of ’59 Fiftieth reunion.

  28. Gary Eckerle :

    Carolyn and girls,sorry too hear the loss of bill.he always liked to tease me. It seemed to give him great joy. he will be sadly missed. You and yoir families are in my prayers

  29. Shawn Woolery :

    Carolyn, Kathy, Cheryl, and Christi – so sorry for this loss. You and all of those affected by this loss are in my prayers.

  30. Christi,Carolyn, Kathy , Cheryl, – my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. God Bless

  31. Paul and Debbie Lake :

    Carolyn, girls and grandkids:
    Losing a loved one is hard.
    May God be with you at this time.

  32. Reminds me of a story I heard. Bill had 3 trucks taken one night ( kids joy riding) Bills response was ( would like to find who ever did this, I would give them a job, I never could get 3 running at one time) Special guy,the world needs more like him!

  33. Nancy Hayworth :

    Carolyn, Kathy, Cheryl, and Christy,
    I was sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He loved everyone of you, your family and friends so much. Prayers for God to be with everyone during this time of need.

  34. Kevin & Michele Paris :

    Thinking of you.
    So sorry for your loss.

  35. Lucille Rugen Akeman :

    A former basketball player and graduate of Otterville High School. He will be missed but the memories will remain. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and Family.

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