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