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“Rest in peace. Just a friend from our school days. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Betty Hooper Pittman - Kilgore, TX

“Worked with Phillip for many years. My sympathy. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Bobby Johnson - Cookville, TX

“Jan, Bonnie, Joan, and Jeana - I was so, so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Phillip Allbright was a great guy. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Graham - Galveston, TX

“Bonnie, I have a feeling he and Jerry are having a pow wow now about who caught the biggest fish. I know I have told you about this, but maybe your...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Billie Matin - White Oak, TX

“Lotte and I offer our heartfelt condolence to the Allbright family and may the love of God be with you. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Floyd Willbanks - Longview, TX

“Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Your family is in my prayers. love, Gail ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Gail Meadows - White Oak, TX

“I feel a great sense of loss knowing that Philip has left this earthly plane. I remember his sense of fun and fair play from our childhood...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Billie Alderman - Winters, TX

“Joan, Jeana and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. May God grant you comfort, strength and peace. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Sprouse Cauble - Austin, TX

“Jeana, Joan, Mrs. Allbright and family, You are all so special to me. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Allbright always had a smile on his face...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Charlotte Douty Summers - Sanger, TX

“Phillip was one of my "best buddies" during all our school years together. "Bones" you will be missed but we know, sooner or later, we will see you...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Taylor - Ennis, TX

“Dear Jeana, Love and condolences to you and your entire family. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories about your father. We were...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: The Borne Family - Austin, TX

“MY THOUGHTS AND CONDOLENCES ARE WITH THE FAMILY ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: MAXINE BERRY(EASTMAN) - GILMER, TX

“Carl and I are saddened to hear about the death of your loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Allbright was such a supportive father of his...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Bradley - Temple, TX

“Joan and Jeana and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your sweet Dad. Praying for the comfort and peace of our Lord as you celebrate a...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Dirk and Patti Coleman - Longview, TX

“Bonnie, So sorry to hear about Phil, He was such a kind and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers will go out for you and family. God bless you. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley King - Longview, TX

“Our prayers for you and the family for comfort and strength in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Norman and Gladyne Hluchan - TX

“Our prayers are with you all. May joyful memories of your dad lighten your burden. Love, Betty Hall ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Betty Hall - Belton, TX

“Bonnie ~ So saddened to hear about Philip's death. I am praying for you and your family in this time of sorrow. Know that you are loved. Nell Collins ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Nell Collins - Longview, TX

“MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: DENNIS AMOS - PRAIRIEVILLE, LA

“We enjoyed the short time with your family this week at Margaret's House. We are so sorry for your loss. The Sue Busse Family ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Sue Busse Family - Longview, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am filled with beautiful memories of such an amazing man. I love you all and I am praying for comfort for each of you....Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Emily Cunningham Gentry - TX


On June 29, 2012, the world lost a jack-of-all-trades: a loving husband, supportive father, fun grandfather, no-nonsense father-in-law, loyal son, brother, uncle, poker-buddy, neighbor, practical joker, hunter, fisherman, builder, auto-mechanic, antique collector, handy-man, and all around fine person. Philip Eugene Allbright was born on January 31, 1933, in Longview, Texas, to Luella and Harry Lee Allbright, Sr. He graduated from Longview High School in 1950, attended Kilgore Junior College, and served in the Army during the Korean War from 1953 - 1955. He worked at Texas Eastman for almost forty years, and retired in 1994. Philip was a member of Elmira Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Pythian Lodge and D.O.K.K.E.s. Philip was met in heaven by his mother, Luella Allbright (who we are certain greeted him with his favorite pound cake), his father, Harry Allbright, Sr., his younger brother, George Allbright, and his favorite bird dog, Rex. He leaves behind with precious memories his wife of 58 years, Bonnie Allbright, three daughters, Jan Allbright (husband Richard Bunn), Joan Togami (husband Nobuo Togami), and Jeana Lungwitz (husband Kevin Lungwitz), as well as five grandchildren who knew him and loved him as "Poppa": Bryce Bunn, Jordan Togami, Jerick Togami, Erin Lungwitz, and Claire Lungwitz (who are all the smartest grandchildren who ever lived, according to Philip). Philip will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, cheerleading at his grandchildren's ballgames, graduations, and music recitals, his practicality, his Tuesday poker games, his smart business sense, his passion for garage sales and bargains, his addiction to good desserts, his respect for the great outdoors, his engineering skills, his knack for creating mischief, his never-met-a-stranger attitude, but most of all, for his unwavering devotion to his family. Special thanks to Dr. Slone, Allison, Dusty, Alison, Shenling, Tori, Spencer, Earl, and the other excellent nurses at Good Shepherd Hospital, as well as Drs. Holder, MacBeth, Syed, and Zarcone, and nurses Angie, Janis, Kelly, Stephanie, Patsy, and the rest of the staff at BeaconHospice at Margaret's House who made the transition from this earthly life to a celestial one as comfortable as possible for Philip and his family. His well-spent life will be celebrated on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, Longview, TX, with a brief graveside service at Rosewood Park. Visitation for family and friends will occur on Sunday, July 1, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home. Bring your celebratory spirit because Philip requires it. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BeaconHospice at Margaret's House, 5016 Gilmer Road, Longview, TX 75604, the Alzheimer's Association, 501 Pine Tree Road, Suite U-4, Longview, TX 75604, or a non-profit of your choice. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.

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