Albert "Pete" Partin, 87, of West Paducah, formerly of Cunningham, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Albert was born on January, 26, 1932, to the late Sydney and Gladys Partin. He was of the Methodist faith and a member of Cornith United Methodist Church in Cunningham. Albert served his country in the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1960.
Albert will be remembered by many for his time working in the family business, Partin's Sausage Company. His father, Sydney, started the company in 1925 and Albert helped it to expand into Pulaski County, Illinois, and Charleston, Missouri, during his career. He was also the owner of Carlisle County Salvage Yard, in Bardwell.
Albert had many hobbies and lived life to the fullest. In the mid 1960s, he raced cars, using the iconic No. 1 as his number and won most of his races. He loved to travel and in 1975, he bought his first motor home in Memphis, Tennessee. From there, he went on to visit every state in the United States, except for Hawaii. He also loved spending time on the Kentucky Lake in his house boat, the "Lady Lucy." Albert was an avid boater and was one of the first to venture down the Tombigbee Waterway in a small vessel all the way to Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana. In the winter, Albert would spend time in Florida on Lake Okeechobee.
Albert is survived by three daughters, Jan Partin-Sexton and husband, Keeven, of West Paducah, Melinda Ford and husband, Mike, of Orlando, Florida, and Sidney Crowell and husband, David, of Paducah; two stepsons, Bobby Conyers and Gary Conyers, both of East Prairie, Missouri; two sisters, Anna Davis and husband, Joe Dale, and Mary Jane Davis and husband, Donald, all of Cunningham; two brothers, Delbert Partin, of Cunningham, and Benny Partin and wife, LeaAnn, of Scott City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Joe Arnold, Anglea Birney (Casey), Brandon Arnold, Brent Arnold (Brandy), Christy Ford, Michelle Tapscott (Jay), Emily Smith (Greg) and Erika Crowell; 17 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Lucille "Lucy" Partin; three sisters, Olean Jackson, Eva Brown and Nell Renfro; one brother, Emuel Partin; three stepsons; and his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, with the Rev. Johnny Sams officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in Albert Partin's name to Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.
You may light a candle or leave a message for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.