Charles F. Ackerman, 72, of Dallas and Kemp, TX, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, due to complications of bronchiectasis which he had bravely battled for some years. Arrangements include cremation with inurnment at the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX as well as at Bois d’Arc Ranch in Peeltown, TX. A memorial service and celebration of Charles’ life will be held at a later date.
Despite the challenges with his health, Charles led a full life enjoying his family, career in accounting, and ranching raising Black Angus cattle. He was a man known for his kind heart and integrity. Charles was born in Houston, TX on September 12, 1945. He spent most of his growing up years living in Pope Mill Community near Hillister, TX. He met Betty, his wife of 52 years, when they were in the fifth grade in Woodville, TX. Both Charles and Betty graduated from Kirby High School in 1964 and married in the summer of 1965.
Charles earned a BBA from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974. After being discharged from the Navy, he returned to SFA for graduate work in accounting. In 1975, Charles accepted an accounting position with Mobil Oil in Dallas, TX. In 1987, he started an accounting practice, and he took pleasure in working with his clients over a period of three decades. Charles was a member of the National Society of Tax Professionals and the National Society of Accountants.
Charles was predeceased by his father, Charles George Ackerman; his mother, Easter Lamb Collier; his step-father, E. D. (Suggs) Collier; and his mother and father-in-law, Opal Szanto Blohm and Arthur M. Blohm. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Betty Blohm Ackerman, of Dallas; his son, Charles Bryan Ackerman of Kemp; and his half-sister, Julietta Sheffield of Houston. He will also be greatly missed by his canine friends, Golda and Squirt.
Memorials may be made to National Jewish Hospital in Denver or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Friends should be able to sign the guestbook on Legacy.com after April 8.