William Paul Ackerman

June 1, 1939December 14, 2012

William Paul Ackerman was born on June 1, 1939 and passed away on December 14, 2012 in Nashville, TN.


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Diane Jordan

December 15, 2013

To Willie's family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Willie from the old "Friday Night Frolics" days at WSM studios, in downtown Nashville, in the 1960s, when I was a teenager. In the 1990s, I often performed with Willie at "Live At Libby's" in Russellville, Ky. I loved singing with that great band! May your memories ease the pain of this sad time.

February 10, 2013

To Willie's Family I saw him many times when he was in the Midwest area immediately enjoyed his drum playing and he did have that cute little smile. You are in my thoughts.
Rose Ann-Stoughton, Wi.


January 2, 2013

Willie they say you never forget your first love. 50 years later I can still see your crooked grin. Oh how my 16 year old heart loved you. We were.truly each others first love. I've thought occasionally thru the years how our lives would have been if we had driven out of my driveway that night to run off and get married. We were so young, it was probably for the best. ?

Karen Ackerman

December 19, 2012

Pops, I loved & respected you so much. I thank you for raising Trey to be kind hearted like yourself and to be blessed with the love of music. I know you were so proud of him. These last few years have been so tough. It broke my heart to see you struggle with the words, but your smile told so much. I looked forward to our visits and seeing that smile waiting on me when the elevator doors would open. Your sister Helen made the observation that "Willie would light up when he saw Karen coming". That makes all this pain of losing you easier. So no more struggle with finding words, no more frustration with folks that just didnt understand what you wanted to tell them. Go rest high on that mountain, Pops. I love you and am proud to say I knew you.

Your daughter in law,


December 19, 2012

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Diane Lee

December 18, 2012

Sorry to hear of Willie's passing. May God hold his family & friends close and comfort them.

Mary Jo Statham

December 18, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Loretta Prior

December 18, 2012

Sorry for your loss.

December 16, 2012

To the family of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Boyte Sr. & Jimbos family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I never got to meet him but I heard a lot of GREAT stories about him . I know he will be greatly missed. If there is anything I can do let me know. We will be praying for all your family. Mike Trent

December 16, 2012

Dot and I want to express our sincere sympathy to the Ackerman Family concerning Willie's death. He used to always come by to see me while working for the sheriff's office. I always enjoyed talking with him' he was a good friend. I'm sorry we can't get by the visitation but my recent surgery prevents that, but the family will be in Dot and my prayers. May God Bless all of you. John and Dorothy Beamer