Board member leaves legacy
On Sept. 2, Albert Menefee, III, passed away after a long and courageous battle from injuries sustained nearly two years prior during a horse riding accident.
Albert lived in Franklin and was a lifelong Tennessean. He may be best known for his love of all things horses and the great outdoors.
Albert thoroughly enjoyed fox hunting and could often be found on his family farm and surrounding lands in Lynnville enjoying the thrill of the chase.
His passion for conservation extended to safeguarding and restoring habitats. Albert was honored with a Conservation Achievement Award from Tennessee Wildlife Federation for restoring native habitats in Giles County.
Additionally, Albert served on the Federation board of directors, helping shape our programs and creating momentum for the organization.
“Albert was a tremendous force for the Federation, he pushed us to think bigger and to take more risks which is not typical for nonprofits. We are so grateful to Albert for the dedicated service and leadership he gave to our board of directors and for his generous contributions to our conservation work,” said Kendall McCarter, chief development officer.
“Albert had a great love and respect for nature and wildlife. He understood that the great outdoors needs all of its pieces to be healthy and function properly,” said Michael Butler, CEO. “He was a kind soul and a good friend. We will miss him.”
On behalf of the Federation family we extend our condolences to Albert’s friends and family and wish them peace. Thank you for sharing him with us.