Thomas M "Ack" Ackerly

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Thomas M. Ackerly of Crossville, TN (also known by many as "Ack") passed away on May 28, 2018 after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife Bunny, daughter Lorry Brown and granddaughter Jacki Swilley of Lithia, FL, and his sister Judy Davidson and her husband Doug of Anacortes, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Jewel Ackerly of Brandon, FL.

Tom's fondest memories were of the 30 years he spent in Kenai, AK, his many friends and the studenst he taught. Many of the students he still kept in contact with.

After moving to Crossville, Tom went through cardiac pulmonary rehab. He then joined a group of volunteers known as Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab/Alumni (CPR/A) to raise money for those who were either underinsured or who could not afford rehab. This group still works diligently to help those in need.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 16, 2018