Sgt. Major, Retired, Ronald D. Ackley Sr., 89, of Canton passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Ron was born August 28, 1927 to Howard and Edna Ackley in Zanesville, Ohio. He was a 1945 graduate of Timken Vocational High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served for nearly 30 years retiring as a Sgt. Major. Also, Ron was a marketing representative for Anthem Insurance.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty (Ream) Ackley of Canton; son, Ron Jr. (Nancy) Ackley of Reynoldsburg, OH; daughter, Gloria Ackley (Joel Boney, deceased) of Fort Collins, CO; daughter, Jodi (Tom) Howland of San Jose, CA; grandchildren: Andy (Jess) Ackley; granddaughter, Erin (Josh) Rockey; grandsons, Daniel Howland and Nathan Howland; six great grandchildren; sister, Carol Wise; brother, Richard Ackley. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Church of Christ's Chapel 3909 Blackburn Rd NW, Canton, OH. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.