Obituary for Mr. John David Ackerman

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Mr. John David Ackerman

April 11, 1946 - December 19, 2018

John David Ackerman, age 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, December 19, 2018 at his home in Brown County. He was a lifelong resident of Brown County.

He was born April 11, 1946 in Johnson County to his parents, the late John Robert and Beulah M. (Smith) Ackerman. He was a 1964 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to serve with the Indiana National Guard.

He retired in 2010 as the owner and operator of Ackerman’s Custom Bush Hogging of Brown County. John David enjoyed mushroom hunting, horseback riding, camping and tending to his garden. He was a fan of Louis L’Amour Books, Chicago Cubs Baseball and Indiana University Men’s Basketball. John David enjoyed working with children and helping coach little league baseball and girls softball.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandra L. “Sandy” (Stafford) Ackerman, whom he married on August 23, 1980 in Nashville. John David is also survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Rodney) Mood of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Evan Mood of Washington D.C., Wesley Mood and Nolan Mood, both of Cary, NC; siblings, Linda R. Williamson of Lebanon, Timothy Luther Ackerman and James Robert (Shirley) Ackerman, both of Brown County.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Clarence Ackerman.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of John David to the Brown County Community Foundation in care of “Kids on Wheels,” PO Box 191, Nashville, IN 47448.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Ackerman family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Date: Friday, December 21, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: April 11, 1946
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Linda Beckman posted on 1/2/19

In memory of , Linda Beckman lit a candle


Cousin Kathy posted on 12/23/18

In moments of sadness, I will forever be encouraged by the twinkling cadence of John David’s teasing laughter. He sprinkled joy and kindness into life and I will be forever grateful.


David Woods posted on 12/22/18

John was a good friend in high school. We went to an Indianapolis prom our Senior year. He ask me to take a relative of his so he could go with her friend. I always liked hanging with John because he was a lot of fun! It was alwYs good to see him at the BCHS alumni gathering. I will miss him ...really a good guy with a joyful heart!


Phil and Margaret Hecksel posted on 12/22/18

The past few years we have had the pleasure and joy of having Dave and Sandy visit us on the shores of Lake Michigan. One of the reasons why their visit was so enjoyable was Dave's easy going personality. He was a fun person to be around. Dave had a real positive attitude and always looked on the bright side. He could dish out a good tease and at the same time accept it right back. He had a great sense of humor. Dave was not afraid to talk to a stranger and when he came in contact with a person he had a complement for them. This fine gentleman will be dearly missed by his friends and family. Sandy thank-you for bringing John David into our lives....with love Phil and Margaret.


Janey Sawyer posted on 12/21/18

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard this is for the whole Ackerman family. I worked for Beulah as a teenager and I loved and respected her very much. John, Joe and Tim has an important place in my heart for all their kindness as well. May God Bless the entire family and my deepest regrets for your loss.


Debbie Harman posted on 12/21/18

Two of my favorite people in the whole world are Sandy and Dave Ackerman. I love you both and always will. You two were quite a team. We will all miss Dave's light heartedness and good nature. He just knew how to make me laugh and his always made me feel special. Blessings always...XXOO.


Kimberly Hodapp posted on 12/20/18

So sorry for your loss may god be with you and your family.


Marcy Pennington posted on 12/20/18

I always looked up to you Davey. You were always my very grown up handsome cousin.


Melanie Mctarsney posted on 12/20/18

Prayers to JD's family and friends. He was a wonderful mentor to our grandson Trevor. His memory will be honored in all the stories Trevor has told us about him and his wife.


Neil Cooper, Nineveh posted on 12/20/18

Please accept my sincere sympathy.


Julia Emberton posted on 12/20/18

Sandy, so sorry to hear of Johns passing, he will be greatly missed. We really liked John. He would come in at the feed store and keep us company and tell us stories and help us out if we needed it. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him terribly. Curtis is not up to coming to the viewing but we wanted you to know we cared. Love and Prayers Curt & Julia Emberton


Deena Harris Galloway posted on 12/20/18

Sandy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of John David’s passing. He was such a great man! Prayers for you all!


Lucy McGrayel posted on 12/20/18

Oh Sandy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of John David's passing. What an amazing funny guy!!!! He's been such a great man with a huge personality. You guys were always fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lucy McGrayel


Laurelyn and Seymore Parrish posted on 12/20/18

In memory of John David, Laurelyn and Seymore Parrish lit a candle