David Howard Acree, age 62, of Knob Lick community, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.   Born on June 24, 1957, he was the son of Phillip and Shirley Hurt Acree.  Losing both parents at a young age, David and his four brothers were raised by their maternal grandparents, Herman and Ruth Hurt both deceased.  

David retired after 31 years from R.R. Donnelley & Sons, then went to work as a custodian in the Metcalfe County School System where he remained until health problems forced him to retire in December 2019.  

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathy Jewell Acree, one son, Nathan Acree (Sharna) of Summer Shade, one daughter, Ashley Acree Gallagher (Daniel) of Edmonton, four stepchildren, Jeffrey Martin of Chicago, Il, Katye Martin Jessie (Troy) of Edmonton, Jeremy Martin of Knob Lick, and Becca Martin Neal (Adam) of Edmonton.   Four brothers, Tony Gibson (Brenda) of Edmonton, Terry Acree (Gina) of Smiths Grove, Chuck Acree (Regatta) of Lucas, and Gregg (Suzanne) of Louisville.   Ten grandchildren, Tanner, Trigg and Jenna Acree, Griffin and Grayson Gallagher, Shane Jessie (Shauna), Trent Jessie, Connor and Jordy Neal and Lane Cape.  One great grandchild, Maxon Jessie.   

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday and  from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM Sunday with cremation to follow.      A graveside service will be held at the Foundation Church Cemetery March 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

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  1. I am so sorry you all. One of my best memories of him was when he and the other boys would ride horses in the holler. One year, one of the boys put a snake in one of the others bag. I can’t remember which one it was. I also loved hearing him tell about when he met Glenn Campbell. He told me that glenn even took him out for a drink! He was a great man and my heart hurts for everyone. 


  2. Tom and I both worked with David at Donnelleys, he was a kind hearted special person, our prayers are with your family.

  3. David was always a great friend all through my school years. He was a really good guy and I am so sorry he is gone.  
       Barb Compton Molini

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