J.T. Ackley was born December 8, 1947 in Hammon, Oklahoma to Velma Lee and Emory C. Ackley. He passed away February 7, 2017 at Sayre, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years, one month and 29 days. J.T. Lived in Hammon until moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado and later Amarillo, Texas with his family until they returned to Hammon where he graduated from Hammon High School. He continued his education at Southwest Automotive School in Oklahoma City where he received his certificate in Paint and Body.
He was married to LaDonna Moore Ackley at Elk City, Oklahoma on December 18, 1970 and they made their home in the Berlin community. J.T. worked for Red Johnson Ford before working on his father-in-law’s dairy. He later drove a truck and worked maintenance at McDonalds, all the while he continued to farm and ranch. He enjoyed working with his cows and horses and was a member of the Berlin Saddle Club where he had served as President. J.T. loved spnding time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Floretta Jo Seright, Mary Katherine Gilliland, his mother-in-law, Helen Moore and three brothers-in-law, Leon Gilliland, Doyle Seright and Glenn Moore.
He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Ackley of the home; three children, Jodie Santangelo and Kristy Fihaley and husband, Phillip and Kelsey Wynn all of Sayre; his father-in-law, Glenn Theodore Moore, Sayre, OK; a sister, Alta Ann Bergeron and husband, Sidney, Gray, LA; a sister-in-law, Linda Seright, Moore, OK; 9 grandchildren, Houston and wife, Nikki, Miranda, Sheridan, Stephanie, Matthew, Sarah, Melody and Brianna; two great grandchildren, Angel and Jackson and a host of other relatives and freinds.
Funeral Services will be Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:00 in the Rose Chapel Funeral Home at Sayre.