WOOSTER Rhett Clifford Acker, 32, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2016 from injuries received in a silo accident.
He was born June 15, 1984 in Wooster, the son of Max M. and Deborah L. Clifford Acker. He married Lisa Lou Arnold on February 14, 2015. She survives along with 5 month old daughter, Leah Faye.
Rhett was a 2003 graduate of Triway High School and received a Bachelor s degree in Business from The Ohio State University in 2007. He was a self-employed hay farmer and a member of the Ripley Church of Christ where he taught Sunday school and Junior Worship school.
He was a member of the Wayne Co. Farm Bureau, a Springville Country 4-H Club Advisor and a member of the 4-H Building #10 Committee. Rhett and family loved attending County Fairs. He was the 2003 Wayne Co. Fair King. He loved gardening and farming and loved his daughter, Leah Faye. He was known for his blue eyes and big smile.
He was an avid fan of Triway sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed raising Boer Goats as well as working with his father on the family farm.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Faye Acker; his parents of Wooster; his sisters, Ara (Jeremy) Tabor of Centerburg, Julia (Brandon) Glass of Wooster; his father and mother-in-law, William E. and Lakalynn Bridenstine Arnold of Orrville; his grandmother, Wilma (Ray) Fulk of Lexington and grandmother-in-law, Luella Hahn Arnold of Orrville and nieces, Jocelyn and Savannah Tabor of Centerburg, a sister-in-law, Lori Lee Arnold of Orrville. and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Rhett treasured and greatly valued his work mates, Louis Czibor and Gabe Armstrong.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Abigail Acker, maternal grandfather Elmer L. Clifford, paternal grandparents, H. Paul and Emmabelle Acker, and grandparents-in-law Merle Arnold and Milo and Faye Bridenstine.
Friends will be received on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie from 2-6:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the time of the service on Monday.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with the Rev s. Jeremiah Stivers, Tom Benter and Randy Gehres officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Shreve.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the family to set up a college fund for his daughter or to the Wooster Twp. Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Ripley Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
To the family to set up a college fund for his daughter or to the Wooster Twp. Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Ripley Church of Christ 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie, OH 44611
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2-6:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the time of the service at the Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Road 330, Big Prairie, OH