OBITUARY: Albert Paul Mall


Albert Paul Mall, 83, resident of Columbia, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Albert was born in Lahore, Pakistan on June 19, 1939. He was the son of Barkat and Doris.

Albert was an adventurous soul and had a love for traveling since he was a young man. He left Pakistan in his Volkswagen and explored many cities and countries before he ended up in Iran. He then backpacked across Germany, studied there, and learned the language as he fell in love with the country. He went on to obtain citizenship and settled in Germany for several years before moving to the United States.

Albert was a loving, caring, and hardworking man. He enjoyed building things and loved his tools – there was no project too big for him. He loved learning new things and was a great teacher. Albert retired from Buffalo Valley, Inc, where he was a Certified Math Instructor for Adolescent Children. He was an active member of the Columbia First United Methodist Church and spent his free time volunteering at the People’s Table. He quietly helped those who needed it and made an impact on many lives. He was a loving uncle and enjoyed spending time with his nephews, nieces, and great-nephews.

Albert is survived by his sisters, Maureen Mall and Pauline Mall; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Lee Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family arrangements and condolences may be extended online at

Active pallbearers will be Ashley Daniels, Jonathan Daniels, Clifford Daniels, Chuck Nixon, Daniel Miller, Diego Perez, and Corey Morris.


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