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Herman Albrecht, III
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • St. John's Lutheran Church Property Endowment Fund
    5 Clifford Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“So sorry to hear about Uncle Hermie. Peace with with you all ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Parker Nelson - Friend

“Joye and family,We were so surprised to see the obit in the paper for Herman. The last time we saw him - albeit a year ago - he seemed so robust and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Anne Robichaux Robichaux - SC

“I too referred to Herman as "Uncle Hermie". Another generation of lumberman now gone; my dad 10 years ago and now Herman. Herman was a fine gentleman...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Grayson Carter - Charleston, SC

“I loved and will miss Uncle Hermie. He was one of a kind and I have many memories with him as we all grew up. I am so saddened by his passing. My...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tracey Craft - Family

“Joye,Linda and I were saddened to hear about your brother Herman. We are keeping you and all your family in our prayers. We miss you and St. Johns. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: John Lesemann - Manning, SC

“We are so sorry to learn of Hermie's passing and wish we could be with you to offer our condolences in person. Please know you are in our thoughts...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Don & Verna Kee - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Though not a blood brother, were brothers in the long gray line of The Citadel. I enjoyed his humor and wonderful hospitality. He will be greatly...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: John Edwards'64 - Greenville, SC

“I never met Herman; but I knew him through the many conversations we had regarding purchases I made for Naval Weapons Station. Herman knew everything...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Emily Watts - Summerville, SC

“I was a young salesman for GP when I met Herman in 1988. He, Ben and Southern Lumber did so much for me and my career. I was fortunate enough to...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Phil Odom - Monroe, GA - Friend


Herman Albrecht III, 81, of Awendaw, South Carolina entered into eternal rest surrounded by family members on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Herman, affectionately known by family and friends as "Uncle Hermie" or "Hermie", was born November 10, 1938, in Charleston, SC. He was the son of the late Herman Albrecht, Jr. and the late Eloise VanNess Albrecht.

He graduated from General William Moultrie High School in 1957 and graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1961. He served in the US Air Force for four years following his graduation. He then returned to the family business, Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp., and served as the president before retiring on March 31, 2004.

He loved the great outdoors. He could be found on the "Southern Miss" fishing with his brothers, nephews and friends or hunting in Berkeley County on the weekends. Although he was not a meteorologist, he was known as the weatherman because he never got the weather report wrong. He enjoyed his property known as the "Triple Crown Hideaway" where he watched the wildlife roam his property including alligators, bears, deer, turkeys, hogs, raccoons, and birds, including his favorite…hummingbirds. Hermie travelled with family and friends all over the world including Alaska, Panama, Canada, all over Europe and the Carribbean. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC.

Although, he never married, he lived with his sister, Joye, and her family for over thirty years. He was considered the third and "fun" parent by Lanie, Kristi and Thad. He had a full and well-lived life, and he was loved by all.

Hermie was predeceased by his brother, William Thomas Albrecht (Helen) of the Isle of Palms, SC. He is survived by brother, Benjamin Aldret Albrecht (Marianne) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; sister, Joyce (Joye) Albrecht Shuler (Hubert) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; five nephews, William Thomas Albrecht, Jr. (Beverly), John Herman Albrecht (Cindy), Christopher Lloyd Albrecht (Audrey), Benjamin Aldret Albrecht, Jr. (Sheila), Thaddeus Theodore Shuler (Meredith); four nieces, Kimberley Joyce Albrecht Harrell (John), Marianne Elizabeth (Beth) Albrecht Dodds (David), Lanie Shuler Masilamani (Sanjay), Kristi Amelia Shuler Horger (Dave); six great nephews and ten great nieces; one great-great nephew.

A graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in downtown Charleston on Friday morning, August 28th, at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Property Endowment Fund, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401.