Albert Carlton Socia, 79, of Star City, passed away on May 31, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He served in the United States Army and retired International Paper, where he retired after 34 years. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who knew him. He leaves behind what he gave in life, a lot of love.
Mr. Socia was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Benjamin Socia and Esther Ora Wilkinson Socia; two sons, Joey Dane Socia and Kimmy Carlton Socia; and a grandson, Tray Alan Ashcraft.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Holloway Socia of Star City; son, Gregory Alan Socia of Star City; a daughter, Tracy Arlene Socia Ashcraft and husband Al of Star City; five grandchildren, Todd Alan Socia and wife Elizabeth, Kimberly Paige Socia Barnes and husband Jason, Jonathan Ryan Socia and wife Brittany, James Kyle Ashcraft and wife Candace, all of Star City, and Sunnie Marie Jester and Hot Springs. In addition he leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren that he adored; several nieces, nephews and siblings who he loved very much.
Graveside services will be held on June 3 at 10 a.m. at Drake Cemetery with Bro. Scotty Holloway officiating. Visitation will be June 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers are Todd Socia, Ryan Socia, Kyle Ashcraft, Al Ashcraft, Jason Barnes, Chris Vaughn, Dale Bailey, Jordan Shackelford and Logan King.