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Harvey Burl Acklin

01/18/1938 - 07/18/2020

Obituary for Harvey Burl Acklin

Harvey Burl Acklin, 82, of Ionia, MO passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born January 18, 1938 in Norfolk, AR, the son of Harvey J. and Opal E. (Clark) Acklin, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy A. Acklin, of Ionia, MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Marc Marchese of Clarksdale, MO; a son, David Acklin of Erie, IL, and sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Tami Acklin of Mora, MO; and Stephen and Theresa Acklin of Sedalia, MO; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Acklin, and a sister, Patricia Acklin.

Harvey proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 - 1961, being stationed in the Philippines and Japan.

He owned Clinton Machine Shop, Clinton, MO before moving to the Sedalia area and working for Waterloo Industries as a Maintenance Supervisor until his retirement; then operated Acklin Machine Shop for several years before his health declined. Harvey was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Green Ridge, MO.

A private graveside service will be held at Ionia Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, Mo.

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So sorry for your loss
- Sandra McMullin
I enjoyed working with Harvey at Waterloo. He was the greatest man i ever worked with, I will miss his smile and happy face. Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family.
- Doug Roberts
Dorothy, we were so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
- Linda Howard
I worked with Harvey for many years at Waterloo Iindustries. He was a wonderful person to know and work with.
- Gerald Wolf
I went to church with Harvey and Dorothy for a short time and just really liked Harvey. Such a nice man. My condolences to Dorothy and the family.
- Richard DeFord

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