|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2010|
Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 2:57 PM CDT in the Arizona Range News, Willcox,Arizona.
"Roy Ackerson 1921-2010
Roy Ackerson, 89, of Willcox died Aug. 1, 2010. Roy was born on March 31, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was married to his wife, Mary for 53 years and was a widower for the past eight years.
Roy and Mary spent several years of their marriage in Casa Grande, Ariz., and several years in Amarillo, Texas. Some of Roy's friends in Amarillo were Janet and Nathan Boyd and Bill Hunt who played drums with Roy. In Casa Grande was his good friend, Bonnie Wyman. A special friend in Willcox was Barbara Gross.
When Roy lived in Willcox during the past eight years he spent much of his time at the TA Truck Stop and was acquainted with many truck drivers. He knew all the waitresses and managers who worked at the restaurant. Roy was a good person with a great personality. Also a Rock and Roll star for 25 years playing base guitar, his type of music was eventually known as Rockabilly. His brother, Bill, was also a Rock and Roll Star. Roy was a great songwriter during the '50s, '60s and early '70s. Roy taught guitar for 15 years. He had a sister named Anna Mae. Roy was a member of the Association for Songwriters, Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was still receiving residuals for some songs he wrote during the Rock and Roll Days. As a widower, Roy spent his summers in Willcox. During the cold weather in winter, he usually spent his time in Casa Grande, a lower elevation with warmer weather.
There will be a memorial service at the Country Fare Restaurant at the TA Truck Stop, 1501 N. Ft. Grant Rod in Willcox on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date at the gravesite of his wife, Mary in Coolidge, Ariz.
Arrangements entrusted to Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematory of Willcox, Ariz."
Mary Frances Ackerson (1921 - 2004)
Valley Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Candy
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58422816
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Added: Apr. 8, 2015