|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1993|
Reece K. Acuff, age 73, of Knoxville, passed away Friday morning at his home. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. For his true love of the arts he was a renaissance man and a southern gentleman. He was a painter in oils and a woodcarver. He played viola for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with degrees in Business and a Ph.D. in Law. He taught at U.T. and Knoxville College for many years. He was a meteorologist in Nashville for American Airlines and the Air Transport command in WWII. Pioneered T.V. Meteorology with Channell 26, on Sharp's Ridge. He won prizes for design and assisting to build Boxwood Hall, the family home. He was an Elder and teacher of the James Park Sunday School Class at First Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Judd and Birdie Acuff.
Survived by wife of 38 wonderful years, and daughter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law; one niece; two nephews.
Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m. at Gentry-Griffey Chapel, Dr. G. Carswell Hughs and Rev. John H. Bell officiating.
Interment Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Amercian Heart Association or the Parkinsons Association. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
Knoxville News Sentinel~October 23, 1993
Edited to remove the names of his survivors.
Thomas Judson Acuff (1888 - 1972)
Birdie Golden Reece Acuff (1892 - 1966)
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Originally Created by: Howard A Sutherland
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
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