Robert James Ackley
November 9, 1923 – January 27, 2019
Robert J. Ackley, age 95 of Homer, died January 27, 2019 in Marshall. He was born November 9, 1923 to George and Marian Ackley and graduated from Homer High School.
Robert farmed with his father before buying his own farm and was a farmer all his life. On June 10, 1947 he married the love of his life Audrey Wonders at Cooks Prairie Baptist Church. They were married 68 years until her death in 2015.
Robert was a member of Cooks Prairie Baptist Church for many years. In later life, he attended First Baptist Church in Litchfield, MI. He enjoyed camping, traveling, snowmobiling, his saw mill, runabout and quad. He donated a saw mill to Homer Historical Society for demonstration purposes at the Fall Festival each year.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Audrey and a sister and brother-in-law.
He is survived by sister, Frances (Victor) Frendt of California, sister-in-law, Ethelyn Tech of Marshall, special granddaughter, Lorrie Mosher and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 with visitation at 12 Noon until the service at 1PM with Pastor Brent Stille officiating at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery next to his late wife, Audrey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Litchfield, Michigan.
To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
Robert James Ackley
February 13, 2019
So sorry to hear about Bob. I loved listening to him playing his organ. He was a kind man and loved to tell you jokes. Praying for his family. May you RIP Bob.
Natalie (Dodes) Coy
January 31, 2019
Bob & Audrey were a huge part of my childhood. The most kind,thoughtful people. Will miss him. I remember he hid mine & Lorrie’s(Granny) lunch pails we had in a fort across the road. We ran home to our Mom thinking someone stole them. We went back over and he had strung up in a tree. He had that Bob smile on when we asked him about it.
January 29, 2019
I'm so very sorry to hear about Bob. I'll never forget how he loved to play his organ. And how he put sugar in and on everything he ate or drank! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cindy Jones( Doris's daughter)