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Ray Acree

August 12, 1927 — April 1, 2023

 

Edwin Ray Acree of Owensboro, Kentucky, formerly of Greensburg, son of the late T.E. Acree and Lizze McMahan, was born on Monday, August 22, 1927 in Green County and departed this life on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Heartford House in Owensboro. He was 95 years, 7 months, and 10 days of age.

He made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church. He was a retired Civil Service employee from the U.S. Government. He was a Korean War Veteran having served in the United States Air Force, a member of the Shively Masonic lodge #951 F&AM, Greensburg Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM, Louisville Scottish Rite, a Gideon International member, involved in Kentucky Changers, worked five years as a volunteer for International mission board, and worked part-time at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home from 1990 to 2007.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Marion Sanders Acree on August 26, 2018 having united in marriage on May 17, 1947.

Survivors include two daughters and three sons-in-law: Donna and Jim Harley of Owensboro, Marlies and George Wagner of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Joe Hammond of Hardin County; six grandchildren: James P. Harley jr., Autumn Barron, Olivia Trujillo, Kayla Honaker, Emily Thomas, Brianne Reed; nine great-grandchildren: Peyton Nix, Jacob Harley, Will Barron, Ben Barron, Maddie Barron, Bella Honaker, Brantley Honaker, Cole Honaker, and Holton Honaker; three great-great-grandchildren: Raylen Nix, Tinley Nix, Kash Nix; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr.Acree was also preceded in death by a daughter: Mary Beth Hammond on July 12, 2014; two grandchildren: Shawn Trujillo and Erica Trujillo; two sisters: Dorothy Harrison and Margie Gorslene; a brother: Thomas Acree.

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The funeral services for Edwin Ray Acree will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Central Time, Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Greensburg Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Bro. Blake Jessie and Bro. Todd Young Officiating. Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in charge of the service arrangements.

Visitation is requested after 11:00 A.M., Central Time, Tuesday at the Greensburg Baptist Church until time of the funeral service.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take form of donation to the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the church or funeral home.

For online condolences: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook.

PALLBEARERS:

Will Barron, Ben Barron, Jake Harley, Bo Harley, Bo Barron,

Kyle Nix, Joe Honaker, Stephen Reed, Clayton Thomas

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