Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 24, 2014

Randall D. Ackerson - 1961-2014

ASHLAND — Randall D. Ackerson, 52, of Ashland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Mr. Ackerson was born Dec. 27, 1961, a son of Marie Crank Ackerson of South Point, Ohio, and the late Pete Ackerson.

Randy worked for the Music Box Express in Ashland. He attended the Salt & Light Worship Center where he faithfully played in the band. Randy was a great musician especially with the steel guitar. He loved to hunt and was known for his excellent craftsmanship of building longbows.

Randy touched so many lives with his kindness, gratitude and through his love of music.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Laura “Janie” Kelly Ackerson of Ashland; his beautiful daughter, Emily Rae Ackerson of Ashland; his twin sister, Sandy Merritt and husband Mike of Ironton, Ohio; two brothers, Gary Ackerson of South Point and Darrell Ackerson and wife Kelly of Cannonsburg; and several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends.

The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Dr. Dale Maddy and Pastor Greg Matney. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Visitation will be Monday from Noon till 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolence may be left at steenfuneralhome.com. 

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