Jesus Al Alberius Jr.of Little Rock, AR, 1936 - 2022
JESUS "AL" ALBERIUS JR. – CWO 4 (Ret.), was born on May 12, 1936, and peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2022, at the age of 85, in Little Rock, Ark.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Juanita Alberius; brothers, David Pacheco and Victor Rodriguez; sisters, Roz Alberius and Juanita Pacheco.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Binnie Magness Alberius; children, Craig (Mary), Randy (Lisa), Eddie, and Brian; six grandchildren, Josh (Claire), Nate (Markie), Mackenzie (Ryan), Cameron (Sofie), Cole, and Jacob; two great-grandchildren Arrow and Scotty, along with siblings, Izela Carmona, Carmen Pacheco, Louise Zapata and many extended family members.
Al began his career in the military in 1952 at the age of 16. He joined the Air Force where he was a Crew Chief during the Korean War. After returning from overseas Al was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base. Shortly after leaving the Air Force in 1958 Al met the love of his life, Binnie. In 1959 Al joined the US Marine Corp to serve during the Vietnam War. He later joined the Army where he served in Desert Storm and rose to the rank of CWO 4 before retirement.
Al became a skilled and accomplished Marksman while serving in the military and went on to become a coach with the USA Shooting Teams and the Army Shooting Teams. He was also a NRA and Concealed Carry instructor in Arkansas. He loved teaching others the fundamentals of shooting and the importance of firearm safety.
Al was also a proud member of the Little Rock Jaycees and a 32nd Degree Mason.
Al loved visiting with people and never met a stranger.
His children and grandchildren have fond memories of his creative Christmas gifts and loved receiving his daily phone calls to wish them "A Happy and Blessed Day."
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at Roller Chenal with funeral services following Friday May 13th, at 11 am. Burial will be at 1 pm at Forest Hills Cemetery in Alexander, Ark.
In Lieu of flowers, please send memorials in honor of Jesus "Al" Alberius Jr. to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 262 Danny Thomas PL - Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff who provided excellent and loving care at Baptist Hospital CVICU.
Online in guest book at: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published May 8, 2022
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR