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Daniel Lee Ackley

December 28, 1944 — September 30, 2022


Daniel Lee Ackley, 77, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was born December 28, 1944 in Liberty Hill, Texas the son of the late Thomas and Alma Grace Turnbo Ackley.

Daniel was a retired mine maintenance supervisor at the Briar Plant in Nashville, Arkansas, where he worked almost forty years.  He was an avid farmer with chicken houses, and cattle.  He loved anything he could do around the farm on his tractor.  More importantly he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.  His passion was his family, he loved big and his grandchildren were his biggest blessings.  They knew their Poppo’s love.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.  He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of forty-six years Mary Ackley, a sister Alice Ackley, a sister in law Rubye Ackley, as well as two brothers-in-law Jay Coffman and Roland Franklin.

He leaves behind his wife of eight years Wanda Gail Ackley of Nashville, AR; children Debbie Young (Rick Martin) of Rogers, AR, Linda Brasel (Rick) of Harrison, AR, LaQuetta Martin of Nashville, AR, Deanna Brown (Kirt) of Nashville, AR, Stacey Myers (Paul) of Nashville, AR, Cindy Russell (Steve) of Waxhaw, NC, Steve Myers (Sunny) of Nashville, AR; seven siblings Herbert Ackley, Ginger Franklin, Lois Barton, Shirley Coffman, Lowell Ackley (Carol), George Ackley (Carolyn) and Rodney Ackley (Sharon), grandchildren Brenda Maloof (Steve), Larry McGrew (Tina), Becky Young, Christy DeHart (Tim), Matt Brasel (Megan), Whitney Evans (Neil), Nicole Martin, Colt Thomas (Leah), Taylor Williamson (Jacob), Daniel Myers (Jordan), Grace Myers, Nick Myers, Krista Milner (Justin), Jynsen Smith, Jessica Headley (Bryan), Hannah Walcher (Sam), Matt Russell, Patricia Russell, Chris Russell (Juanita) and twenty-two great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a great many friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, at First Christian Church in Murfreesboro with Rob Evans, Randy Posey, and Bro. Brian Doyle officiating.  Burial will follow in Ozan Cemetery at Bingen under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Christian Preschool, 716 N. Washington Ave, Murfreesboro, AR. 71958

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 3, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville

115 East Hempstead Street, Nashville, AR 71852

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Christian Church (Murfreesboro)

716 North Washington Street, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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