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William Eugene Acord
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1932
Charter Oak
Stoddard County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2011
Howard County
Indiana, USA

Kokomo Tribune (IN) - September 20, 2011

Deceased Name: William E. 'Bill' Acord April 25, 1932 - Sept. 19, 2011

William E. "Bill" Acord, 79, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 10:51 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, from his residence. Born April 25, 1932, in Charter Oak, Mo., he was the son of the late Clyde Eugene Acord and Esther Marie (Lewis) Acord. On April 7, 1990, in Kokomo, he married Katherine J. (Poe), and she survives.

He owned and operated Acord's Gulf gas station in Marion and was also employed with General Motors at Delco Electronics and Fisher Body in Marion as an electrician for 32 years, retiring in 1985. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting, cutting wood, camping, and was a 60-year fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was also a member of the Gospel Light Mission.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine J. Acord, Kokomo; one son, Dallas K. Acord, Kokomo; two daughters, Sheila Ann (Mrs. William) Rees, Kokomo, and Patricia Jo Acord, Kokomo; two stepsons Phillip (Serenity) Alter, Logansport, and Adam E. Alter, Kokomo; one brother, Norman (Judy) Acord, Peru; one sister, Verlene Rogers, Converse; two brothers-in-law, Charles "Ed" Nolley, Peru, and Billy Poe Sr., Kokomo; one sister-in-law, Louise Acord Walkins, Rockford, Ill.; special cousin, Robert Gene (Bonnie) Acord, Fairmount; grandchildren, Jeremy Acord (companion Melissa VanMeter), Chris Cloum (companion Kendra), Erica (Mrs. William) Fouch, William G. (Brandi) Rees, Shelley (Mrs. Donald) Thompson, Caleb Acord, Britta Rees, Jacob Acord, Taylor Bell, Lindzey Bell and Christian Alter; 20 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends from West Virginia, Florida and southern Indiana; and his beloved cat, Boo Boo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donnie Acord; one brother, Clyde Acord Jr.; and one sister, Sylvia Nolley.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Pastor Terry Russell will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the mortuary. You may read the Acord obituary at, where you can sign the guest book, order flowers or share a personal message with the family.
Family links: 
  Clyde Acord (1905 - 2006)
  Esther Marie Lewis Acord (1913 - 2001)
  Billie Jean Acord (1932 - 2005)
  Billy Don Acord (1950 - 1951)*
  Sylvia I. Acord Nolley (1929 - 2011)*
  William Eugene Acord (1932 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Darrell Wesley
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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William Eugene Acord
Added by: Darrell Wesley
William Eugene Acord
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