Charles “Chuck” Edward Acock
Charles “Chuck” Edward Acock, 82 of Liberty , Mo. died at his home Dec. 28, 2013. Chuck is preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Pearl, his brother Richard Acock, his two sisters Pauline Shelton and Mary Cooper. He is survived by two sons, two stepsons and many nieces and nephews.
Chuck was born and raised in Lee’s Summit. As a young man he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He served in Korea, where he was wounded and the early part of Vietnam before he was medically retired. When he returned home, Chuck went to work in water distribution services. He retired as superintendent of Public Water District No. 15 of Lone Jack. After retirement Chuck moved to Liberty, Mo. He was a Mason, Shriner and member of the American Legion Post 95. He spent his retirement working in his yard. When Fairview Cemetery in Liberty was vandalized in 2009, he devoted his time to helping restore it. For four and a half years he had visted the grounds daily to walk his dog “Hershey” and checked what needed to be done. He became a familiar figure in the community as he made his daily inspections and participated in public events at the cemetery. He was fondly referred to as “Uncle Chuck” by many.
Services were held Dec. 31, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Langsford Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund. Burial services will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Liberty, Mo. where Chuck will recive full military honors.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063, 816 524-3700)