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David Acree, 62, Metcalfe County, KY (1957-2020)

David Howard Acree, age 62, of the Knob Lick community of Metcalfe County, KY, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be from 4-8pmCT Saturday and from 9am until 3pmCT Sunday with cremation to follow. A graveside service will be held at the Foundation Church Cemetery at a later date.

Born on June 24, 1957, he was the son of Phillip and Shirley Hurt Acree. Losing both parents at a young age, David and his four brothers were raised by their maternal grandparents, Herman and Ruth Hurt.

David retired after 31 years from R.R. Donnelley & Sons, then went to work as a custodian in the Metcalfe County School System where he remained until health problems forced him to retire in December 2019.

He is survived by

His wife of 23 years, Kathy Jewell Acree

One son, Nathan Acree (Sharna) of Summer Shade

One daughter, Ashley Acree Gallagher (Daniel) of Edmonton

Four stepchildren, Jeffrey Martin of Chicago, Il, Katye Martin Jessie (Troy) of Edmonton, Jeremy Martin of Knob Lick, and Becca Martin Neal (Adam) of Edmonton

Four brothers, Tony Gibson (Brenda) of Edmonton, Terry Acree

(Gina) of Smiths Grove, Chuck Acree (Regatta) of Lucas, and Gregg (Suzanne) of Louisville.

Ten grandchildren, Tanner, Trigg and Jenna Acree, Griffin and Grayson Gallagher, Shane Jessie (Shauna), Trent Jessie, Connor and Jordy Neal and Lane Cape. One great grandchild, Maxon Jessie.

Butler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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David Howard Acree, age 62, Metcalfe County, KY

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