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Gary Acker

Gary Acker

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Obituary

(Gary Acker) Gary Phillip Acker, 78, husband of Elizabeth “Lib” Acker of Anderson, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Gary was born October 15, 1942 in Anderson, S.C. He proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne of the U.S. Army. He was an active member of Vets Helping Vets Anderson where he shared many hours with his fellow comrades. For many years, he was an auto technician with Smith Motors before establishing his own company, Acker Automotive in Anderson.

He and his wife, Lib are very active members of Riverside Baptist Church, where they have faithfully served since 1967.
Gary also loved to spend time with his grandsons by volunteering with the Boy Scout Troop 356.

He is survived by his wife of 58yrs, Elizabeth “Lib” Acker, twin sons, Phillip Mark Acker and Garren Matthew Acker (Anggie), grandsons, Grant Drake Acker and Gerek Richard Acker and siblings, Sharlene Gilreath, David Acker (Judy), and Dennis Hutchins (Joyce).

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 am at Riverside Baptist Church. Rev. Wayne Adams will officiate, and military honors will be rendered by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. Vets Helping Vets Anderson will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service.

Social distancing is to be observed and face masks are required at all events.

Burial will follow at a later date at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vets Helping Vets Anderson PO Box 265 Anderson, S.C. 29622

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.standardfuneralcenter.com

THE STANDARD CREMATION & FUNERAL CENTER
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 5th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 5th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Riverside Baptist Church
    Address
    504 S. Gossett St
    Anderson, SC 29624
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral service

    Friday, March 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Riverside Baptist Church
    Address
    504 S. Gossett St
    Anderson, SC 29624
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Social distancing is to be observed and face masks are required.
    Officiant
    Rev. Wayne Adams

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John Roe

Posted at 04:03pm
I met Gary my first day at VHVA he was known as corner man he always sat in the corner at the entrance he will be greatly missed . I will sign off with his. Favorite saying “AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY TO VICTORY AND THEN SOME “ . He had reached victory and brother we will join you someday .
AIRBORNE ALL THE Way !
John Roe .
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grace shirley

Posted at 10:57am
love and prayers for you lib
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Stephanie Cardoso

Posted at 10:15am
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and I love you all dearly.
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Shane Baker

Posted at 05:47pm
To know Gary or Big Goob as we in the bowling world affectionately called him, was to love him! He was always so giving and living with all that he had. He was very passionate about the things he cared about and above all was his love for his family!!!! It was always so clear to see just how much he loved and felt blessed with Lib, Phillip, Garren, Anggie and those two grandkids Grant and Gerek!!! I’m so grateful for getting the opportunity to know this sweet family and I will cherish every memory of Big Goob. I pray for peace and comfort for the family and I’m so thankful for salvation which means we will meet again!!!! Love you guys always!!!!

Shane Baker

Posted at 05:47pm
To know Gary or Big Goob as we in the bowling world affectionately called him, was to love him! He was always so giving and living with all that he had. He was very passionate about the things he cared about and above all was his love for his family!!!! It was always so clear to see just how much he loved and felt blessed with Lib, Phillip, Garren, Anggie and those two grandkids Grant and Gerek!!! I’m so grateful for getting the opportunity to know this sweet family and I will cherish every memory of Big Goob. I pray for peace and comfort for the family and I’m so thankful for salvation which means we will meet again!!!! Love you guys always!!!!
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