Albert Leo Fritcher was born in Taylor, Texas on April 9, 1936. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022.
A visitation for Al will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church Lampasas, Texas, 402 S. Key Avenue with funeral services to follow at 11:00 am. The graveside service will be at Cook-Walden Capital Memorial Garden, Pflugerville, Texas at 3:00 pm.
As a child his family moved often, enabling Al to attend many public schools. During his high school years, he became president of the student council and was responsible for establishing homecoming at Taylor High. He graduated from Taylor High School in 1954. Al went on to attend Texas A&M University.
During his spare time Al loved to be outdoors, he learned to hunt and fish at an early age and shared that love with his children and grandchildren.
In November 1957, Al met the love of his life, Doris Kuehn and they were married on November 29, 1958. This year they were six days shy of celebrating 64 years of marriage. During those years, three children blessed his life - Leigh Ann Trolinger (Rolland), Timothy Fritcher (Vicki), and Deborah Waggoner (Kevin). Six grandchildren were his delight - Amanda Maicach, Andrea Fisher, Beka Burns, Tori Darter (Clint), Jake Fritcher, and Sarah Fritcher. Four great-grandchildren made him smile from ear to ear, Breklyn, Broden, Aubrey, and Ashton.
He became an outstanding electrician and as a member of IBEW Local Union 520, he served as president, taught apprentice electricians, and later became the Director of the Electrical Apprentice Program. The next ten years were spent at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as Director of Field Supervision of the Construction of parks and wildlife campsites. Al and Doris then moved from Austin to a ranch in Lampasas. On the ranch he thoroughly enjoyed his Longhorn cattle, farming, and woodworking.
Al loved God and was active in church by teaching Sunday School classes, serving on various committees, and coaching softball teams. He was ordained as a deacon in 1980 at Northwest Baptist Church and recently was named Deacon Emeritus at First Baptist Church Lampasas. Every Thursday he looked forward to the fun, food, and fellowship at LLL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Edna Fritcher, and his brother, Grayling Fritcher. Survivors include his wife, children, grandchildren, and sister Janice Cole.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Lampasas.