Howard P. Acker
Acker, Howard P. CULPEPER, Va. Howard P. Acker, 75, passed away on January 5, 2021, at the Culpeper Hospital after struggling with COPD complicated by COVID-19. Howard was a disabled Army veteran, serving six years which included two tours in Vietnam and being exposed to Agent Orange which impacted his health. He was a member of Nassau Hose Company in the '70s and '80s and drove ambulance for the Nassau Rescue Squad. He worked as a transmission mechanic and then as a miller for Cargill Flour Milling. He retired from Horizon Milling in Culpeper, Va. He was a hard-worker, enjoyed reading books, building bonfires and making birdhouses to give away. Above all, his little family was most important to him and he loved when the kids and their friends would gather at his home. His funny sense of humor and his laugh will be missed by family and friends. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Beatrice (Pitt) Acker; sisters, Frances and Priscilla; and brothers, Mike, Tom and Dennis. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Howard is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Acker; sons, Brian Acker (Nicole), Robert Walker and "son" Rob Kloby; daughter Colleen Barber; grandchildren, Frank and Mckenzie Rychcik, Lily and Emma Walker and his special buddy Bryce Acker; mother and father-in-law, Mary and Donald Martin; and special sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Bruce Weidman. He is also survived by sisters, Arlene, Nichole, Brenda, Linda and Lori; half-brother Raymond Acker; stepbrother Henry Miller; and many nieces, nephews and very dear friends. Per his wishes, he was cremated and there will be no gravesite or services. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Acker family through The Acker family has entrusted the Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

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Mary and family, my condolences on your loss. Howard was a genuinely great guy. I´m sorry to have lost track of you and Howard over the years. I will remember his humor and good nature during holiday get-togethers, the people in Nassau he introduced me to, and the discovery that we were in Fort Leonard Wood around the same time. Remember the good days and that he´s not really gone as long as he is in the hearts and minds of friends and family.
David Flaherty
January 18, 2021