|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1935|
Roger Mills County
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 2007, USA|
The Hammon Advocate, Thursday, May 20, 1954, pg 1
Hammon School To
Close Friday, May 28
James Buford Ackley was born July 17, 1935 near Hammon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Askley(sic). "Jamie" has gone to school at Hammon all his school years. His favorite song is "They Got Me"; his ambition is to be a star rodeo performer.
James graduated from Hammon High School on May 27, 1954 at 8:30pm.
The Hammon Advocate, Thursday, January 9, 1958, pg 1
James Ackley Injured
In Cotton Gin
At Panhandle, Texas
James Ackley was injured in a cotton gin at Panhandle, Texas, where he was working Thursday, January 2. He was rushed to the St. Anthony in Amarillo, Texas, where it was learned he had a slight concussion.
His parents Mr. and Mrs. Buford Ackley, were with him from Thursday night to Saturday, when he was able to return to Panhandle, to the home of Mrs. Ackleyís Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Devin.
In May 1961 James was living in/near Panhandle, Texas.
In January 1967 James was living in/near Hammon, Oklahoma.
In August 1975 James was living in Burns Flat, Oklahoma.
Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 18, 2007
James Buford Ackley Sr., 72, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia St., with Brian Mashburn officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Red Hill Cemetery in Hammon, Okla., with Leon Tomberlin officiating.
James was born July 17, 1935, in Hammon to Boots and Jean Ackley. He grew up in Hammon and graduated from Hammon High School. When he graduated, he went to work for Santa Fe Railway. He later married Dorothy Jane Devin. He enjoyed all the travel and the many wonderful people he met along the way working for Santa Fe.
After enjoying working for Santa Fe, he had his own welding and oilfield business. He returned back to Santa Fe Railway and retired from there. He moved to Amarillo to be close to his children. He went to work for Plains Transportation until health problems would no longer allow him to work. James enjoyed watching PBR on television and buying and selling used farm equipment. He loved being "Pap" to all the grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Carroll Wayne Miller.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharla Jane Trimble and husband Archie of Amarillo; a son, James Buford Ackley Jr. and wife Melynda of Amarillo; a special daughter, Jennifer Kerstetter and husband Doug of Protection, Kan.; four granddaughters, Jaime Stoll and Leigha Trimble, both of Amarillo, Jamie Brogden of Briscoe and Kyleigh Bartlett of Canadian; five grandsons, Shawn Ackley of Corinth, J.R. Ackley, Adam Ramos and Aaron Ramos, all of Amarillo, and T.J. Trimble of Sayre, Okla.; and many great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be High Plains Children's Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114-7448; or the Red Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 332, Hammon, OK 73650.
Buford Ackley (1911 - 1975)
Kitty Eugenia Hensley Ackley (1908 - 1967)
Carroll Wayne Miller (1929 - 1995)**
James Buford Ackley (1935 - 2007)
Red Hill Cemetery
Roger Mills County
Maintained by: Rob Walker
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Oct 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22282801