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1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Linton Acker Obituary
Linton B. Acker Born in Mercedes, TX on October 3, 1929, died peacefully on May 2nd. He attended schools in Mercedes, Corpus Christi and Kingsville (Del Mar College and Texas A&I University).
He retired from IMCO division of Halliburton Co. in 1986 and had spent his entire life in the Petroleum Services field. From 1986-1989 he was US Manager for an export company located in Singapore. Most of his work was centered overseas as Manager and Sales Rep for drilling fluid companies in Cuba, Venezuela, London and Aberdeen. He was a past member of SPE, NACE and NOMADS.
Lin was predeceased by his mother Jean, and father Lin, two sisters Bonnie and Mary and nephew Bob Cummings. Survived by former wife and best friend, Carole Cole; "DaddyLin" to daughter Michele Yarto and husband Rick, sons Richard Davies and wife Lori, and Mitch Davies and wife Dannette; "Papaw" to granddaughters Samantha and Alison Yarto, and Lindsay Davies; "Uncle Sonny" to niece Cora Jean Fuller and husband Gene, Carole Ann Herold and husband David, Sheri Khoury and husband Joe.
He served in the US Marine Corps and reserves 1947-1951. A flag ceremony will be performed on June 6, 2014 at 2 pm, as he is put to rest in the Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Highway.
Lin had a great sense of humor, loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors, doing the really hard crossword puzzles and spending time with his family, especially the grandkids. We love you Lin/DaddyLin/Papaw/Uncle Sonny!
He told us to be sure and put this joke that he torn out of the Houston Chronicle years ago:
"An avid crossword puzzler died today. He'll be buried 6 Down and 3 Across."

Published in Houston Chronicle on May 11, 2014
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